Tag: Autonomous car

Self-driving cars to decrease ownership but increase miles per car

Self-driving cars to decrease ownership but increase miles per car

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Potential Impact of Self-Driving Vehicles on Household Vehicle Demand and Usage, analyzes the potential of the cars to lower vehicle ownership in households — while car aficionados’ opinions are being considered by AutoBlog. First, the study: As authors Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak report, […]

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Self-driving cars: What will 90% fewer accidents accidents do to insurers?

Self-driving cars: What will 90% fewer accidents accidents do to insurers?

| March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Human drivers are responsible for the vast majority of car accidents. A recent McKinsey study on self-driving cars is bad news for insurance, companies, it’s good news for just about everyone else. The research firm predicts that autonomous vehicles could eliminate around 90% of all automobile accidents in the U.S., saving thousands of lives and preventing up to $190 […]

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Tesla’s autopilot feature may encourage sprawl

Tesla’s autopilot feature may encourage sprawl

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently announced that the auto innovator’s Model S will offer an autopilot feature, reports Wired, which lets the car drive itself in certain conditions. (We’ve reported on other self-driving car developments recently, including an autonomous Cadillac that’s in the works for model year 2017.) While the self-driving function may make some […]

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Eye-tracking technology comes to General Motors

Eye-tracking technology comes to General Motors

| September 8, 2014

So you’ve had your eye on that hot little number from General Motors. Sometime between now and 2019 you can expect it to return your gaze. Thank the company: the automaker recently inked a deal with Seeing Machines to purchase tracking devices for 500,000 vehicles over the next five years, says the Financial Times. The […]

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3 reasons self-driving cars should be the norm

3 reasons self-driving cars should be the norm

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

After spending your tax refund on an unexpected engine repair and driving twenty minutes in traffic just to find a parking spot that’s six blocks from your house, a self-driving car sounds pretty good. It could drop you off where you need, go park itself, and then drive back and pick you up when you’re […]

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