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73 Mind-Blowing Implications of a Driverless Future

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I originally wrote and published a version of this article in September 2016. Since then, quite a bit has happened, further cementing my view that these changes are coming and that the implications will be even more substantial. I decided it was time to update this article with some additional ideas...


73 Mind-Blowing Implications of a Driverless Future

#artificialintelligence

I originally wrote and published a version of this article in September 2016. Since then, quite a bit has happened, further cementing my view that these changes are coming and that the implications will be even more substantial. I decided it was time to update this article with some additional ideas...


What Are The Benefits Of Driving A Connected Car? – HIGH MOBILITY Developers – Medium

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As connected devices become prevalent in our homes and workplaces, the technology to create and support a connected car ecosystem becomes ever more advanced. In fact, according to one forecast, there will be more than 380 million connected cars on the road by 2021, which, if correct, would fundamentally change the way we all live, work and drive. With the connected car having been identified as the fastest-growing technological device after the smartphone and tablet, we can only begin to imagine the range of capabilities we can come to expect in the space over the coming decade. However, what we can be sure of is that when connected cars become a regular feature in our garages and on our roads, the experience of driving and being driven for the next generation of car users is going to be a very different one to what we're used to now. Although there are numerous perceived benefits for car companies in terms of data acquisition, targeted marketing, and a range of new personalised in-car apps, products and services to offer customers, what exactly are the direct benefits to drivers and passengers in this connected automotive future?


Insurance sector "still in the game" to cover driverless cars - Insurance Age

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The legal and regulatory framework needs updating to meet the demands of autonomous vehicles, according to David Powell, head of non-marine underwriting at Lloyd's Market Association. At a lecture at Lloyd's of London on 11 January, Powell highlighted that significant changes to the insurance industry are imminent. "The government is keen to embrace incoming technology and it doesn't want anything, including insurance issues, to get in the way of this," Powell stated. This was made evident when the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivered his Budget statement in Parliament on 22 November last year. At the time Hammond said there were "good reasons to pursue this technology" and that the government would step up its support and investment.


Who Will Own The Infrastructure In The Smart City?

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There is great enthusiasm for the smart city concept. Integration of autonomous vehicles, drones and networked communications are expected to manage congestion, lead to fewer accidents, reduce pollution and enhance quality of life. The smart city was a major theme at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (#CES2018), hosted by the Consumer Technology Association. Will smart cities be vibrant bastions of competitive private free enterprise and innovative new networks of communication that simultaneously respect individuals' privacy? Or are planners on a path to setting up mega public utilities and administered cartelization, and compulsory information collection?


GM introduces a self-driving car without a steering wheel

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For 110 years, General Motors has been making cars with steering wheels and pedals. The carmaker's self-driving arm, Cruise Automation, on Friday unveiled the latest version of its autonomous vehicle -- and the manual controls have been removed. Cruise, which is based in San Francisco, expects to test the modified Chevy Bolt next year. Eventually, it should serve in ride-hailing services in cities across the U.S. The autonomous cars currently being tested by major companies still have manual controls. But because the new GM vehicle is fully autonomous, the company says there is no need for manual controls, such as a steering wheel or accelerator and brake pedals.


GM takes steering wheel, pedals out of Chevy Bolt, asks feds to allow testing

USATODAY

GM's Cruise AV is designed to operate with no driver, steering wheel, pedals or other manual controls. General Motors asked the government Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, to approve test fleets of the latest iteration of its autonomous Chevy Bolt, which has no steering wheel, accelerator or brake pedal. DETROIT -- Look Ma, no hands and no feet. But first, what does Uncle Sam say? General Motors (GM) has asked the government to approve test fleets of the latest iteration of its autonomous Chevy Bolt, which has no steering wheel, accelerator or brake pedal.


What Are Smart Cities (And Why Should We Care)?

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You can be forgiven if your first reaction to hearing the term "smart cities" is an eye roll. Sure, we have smart diapers, smart toothbrushes and smart faucets, but cities? How is that even possible? While the word is a bit amorphous, there's no question that smart cities are a thing and an important one at that. Cities are the locus of much of the world's population and economic activity. By 2050, a full 66 percent of the world is expected to reside in one, according to the United Nations.


UK drivers most resistant to autonomous cars in Europe

Daily Mail

UK drivers are some of the most resistant to the emergence of the autonomous car, a survey conducted across 11 major European nations has found. Japanese car maker Mazda polled 11,008 motorists in the UK, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland to gauge opinions on the arrival of driverless vehicles. Less than a third of the 1,002 UK motorists surveyed said they welcomed the advent of self-driving cars - the lowest of all the countries questioned - and were most in favour of still being able to drive an autonomous vehicle even when they become mainstream. Which European countries are most unhappy about the arrival of self-driving cars? Just about every mainstream car maker is currently looking to ramp up driverless car development in preparation for the coming years, but they may find the British market the most difficult to crack when trying to tempt motorists to let go of the steering wheel for good.


Beware! AI-Enabled Smart Eyes Will Catch You If You Break The Law!

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AI-enabled cameras will soon scan you on the streets, and will detect and identify you if you break any law on the road. A Brazilian security company, Polsec, is bringing security cameras based on artificial intelligence (AI) technology to the streets of Delhi, Mumbai and Agra, starting next month. The company will keep on adding more cameras as necessary and new features will be installed on all cameras as they are available. Smart Eyes is AI-enabled security cameras system which can detect any unusual movements, breaking of traffic rules, unauthorised parking of any vehicle in violation areas in addition to many more features. These cameras are designed to make it easier for the authorities to catch the law-breakers within a short span of time.