autonomous cars

Five years after the driver of Uber’s autonomous car killed a pedestrian, the driver pleaded guilty to one count of reckless endangerment and was sentenced to no prison time, just three years of supervised probation. The law is designed to fill a deterrence function and mete-out punishment for wrongdoing. So, did the law serve its function here? Does the law appropriately address these new technologies?
Obesity is complex! Disregarding competence for more diverse views Disneyland’s E-tickets Are our cars spying on us?
The built environment can heat and cool us, human error, debunking the latke, and who is really anti-nuclear power?
Here's what's on the reading list this time 'round: Perhaps the rats were not the cause of the plague ... More on software that fails us, as the NTSB prepares its final report on Uber's fatal crash ... There is much to be grateful for in our world ... And cutting corners to get your child in college is not limited to ethically-challenged Americans.
Our reaction time slows as we age, a study suggests that increasingly autonomous cars can make driving safer for older drivers and the people surrounding them. Yogi Berra sums it up, "In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is."
The coverage of the Uber-caused fatality in Arizona continues to mislead us about our autonomous future. And since aircraft's history of automation can tell us about the likely path forward, why aren't we listening?
A new MIT study projects that innovative, app-based carpooling in New York City could create unimaginable reductions and euphoric efficiencies in taxi traffic. But we need to point out that those brilliant researchers considered everything except for one tiny detail – the psyche of the demanding New York taxi passenger.