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How Self-Driving Cars Will Solve the Ethical Trolley Problem. Editor’s note: This is the second entry in our new series Is That a Thing, in which we explore tech’s biggest myths, misconceptions, and—every so often—actual truths.

How Self-Driving Cars Will Solve the Ethical Trolley Problem

Watch the first episode, about cellphones and cancer, here. Let’s say you’re driving down Main Street and your brakes give out. As the terror hits, a gaggle of children spills out into the road. Do you A) swerve into Keith’s Frozen Yogurt Emporium, killing yourself, covering your car in toppings, and sparing the kids or B) assume they’re the Children of the Corn and just power through, killing them and saving your own life? Any decent human would choose the former, of course, because even murderous kiddie farmers have rights. Sponsor Content: The Connected Car: Cybersecurity and Privacy Questions for t...

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Future of automotive technology: Are OEMs and consumers ready? Toward a self-driving future.

Future of automotive technology: Are OEMs and consumers ready?

Amp.theguardian. Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google’s parent Alphabet, filed a suit against Uber on Thursday alleging that the ride-share company engaged in the “calculated theft” of its self-driving technology.


The suit is the latest setback for Uber, which is still reeling from the viral #DeleteUber campaign and which this week launched an “urgent investigation” into claims of sexual harassment. The lawsuit, filed in US district court in San Francisco, contains explosive allegations that a former Waymo employee, Anthony Levandowski, plotted to steal Waymo’s technology and trade secrets before leaving to start his own self-driving truck company, Otto.

Uber acquired Otto in August 2016, reportedly for $680m. At the center of the suit is Waymo’s proprietary LiDAR system – the “eyes” that self-driving cars use to see other vehicles, the road and pedestrians.

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Uber autonomous cars. Toyota. Google Driveless car. FORD. TESLA CARS. Your car spying on you. The biggest threat facing connected autonomous vehicles is cybersecurity. Connected, autonomous vehicles are around the corner.

The biggest threat facing connected autonomous vehicles is cybersecurity

Many of the most innovative and deep-pocketed companies in the world are racing to bring them to market — and for good reason: the economic and social gains they will generate will be tremendous. But any transformative technology creates new challenges and risks in addition to benefits. This is no exception. One of the biggest threats that society will face as transportation transforms in the coming years is vehicle cybersecurity. It is a topic about which much is still unknown, even among those working at the cutting edge of the industry; vehicle connectivity is a new phenomenon and the technology continues to evolve rapidly. Thankfully, a major malicious cyberattack on a vehicle has yet to take place.

One of the central challenges in vehicle cybersecurity is that the various electrical components in a car (known as electronic control units, or ECUs) are connected via an internal network. . — Senator Edward J. The government’s role. New UK laws address driverless cars insurance and liability. Insurers would be primarily responsible for paying out damages stemming from accidents caused by "automated vehicles" under new UK legislation laid before the UK parliament.

New UK laws address driverless cars insurance and liability

The Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill sets out how the liability for accidents involving automated vehicles should be apportioned, and factors in whether owners of those vehicles are insured and whether they have made "unauthorised alterations" to the vehicle or failed to update its software. Product liability expert Manoj Vaghela of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind, said the proposals represent a "sensible and positive way" of addressing potentially complicated issues of liability stemming from the use of driverless cars.

How a College Kid Made His Honda Civic Self-Driving for $700. Brevan Jorgenson’s grandma kept her cool when he took her for a nighttime spin in the Honda Civic he’s modified to drive itself on the highway.

How a College Kid Made His Honda Civic Self-Driving for $700

A homemade device in place of the rear-view mirror can control the brakes, accelerator, and steering, and it uses a camera to identify road markings and other cars. “She wasn’t really flabbergasted—I think because she’s seen so much from technology by now,” says Jorgenson, a senior at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. Others are more wary of the system, which he built using plans and software downloaded from the Internet, plus about $700 in parts. Stanford's Autonomous Car Gets A Workout. Up close with Stanford's self-driving car. Britain publishes the world’s first driverless car code of practice. Britain has published the world’s first code of practice for driverless cars.

Britain publishes the world’s first driverless car code of practice

Crypto-Gram: February 15, 2017. By Bruce Schneier CTO, Resilient Systems, Inc. A free monthly newsletter providing summaries, analyses, insights, and commentaries on security: computer and otherwise.

Crypto-Gram: February 15, 2017

For back issues, or to subscribe, visit < EPIC Asks Congress To Examine Privacy and Safety Concerns for Connected Cars. Edrs EPIC Asks Congress To Examine Privacy and Safety Concerns for Connected Cars EPIC has sent a letter to a House committee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection for a hearing on "Self-Driving Cars: Road to Deployment," urging the establishment of privacy and safety measures for connected cars.

EPIC Asks Congress To Examine Privacy and Safety Concerns for Connected Cars

EPIC warned that connected vehicles raise substantial risks for consumers. Forbes Welcome. Self-driving cars don't care about your moral dilemmas. As self-driving cars move from fiction to reality, a philosophical problem has become the focus of fierce debate among technologists across the world.

Self-driving cars don't care about your moral dilemmas

But to the people actually making self driving cars, it’s kind of boring. The “trolley problem” is the name for a philosophical thought experiment created as an introduction to the moral distinction between action and inaction. The classic example is a runaway mine cart, hurtling down tracks towards a group of five oblivious people. With no time to warn them, your only option is to pull a switch and divert the cart on to a different track, which only has one person standing on it. You will save five lives, but at the cost of actively killing one person. Who will you save? Face the moral challenges of driverless cars. Can You Program Ethics Into a Self-Driving Car?

It’s 2034. A drunken man walking along a sidewalk at night trips and falls directly in front of a driverless car, which strikes him square on, killing him instantly. Had a human been at the wheel, the death would have been considered an accident because the pedestrian was clearly at fault and no reasonable person could have swerved in time. But the “reasonable person” legal standard for driver negligence disappeared back in the 2020s, when the proliferation of driverless cars reduced crash rates by 90 percent.

Moral Machine. Website asks you to think like a self-driving car and decide who should die / Boing Boing. The Moral Machine is a website from MIT that present 13 traffic scenarios in which a self-driving car has no choice but to kill one set of people or another. Your job is to tell the car what to do. Think carefully before making your choices, because one of the goals of the website is to crowd source the behavioral rules for self driving cars in the future. Advocacy groups urge FCC to address connected car technology threat. August 25, 2016 Advocacy groups urge FCC to address tech which could make connected cars more vulnerable. Several public interest groups petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take action over the implementation of Dedicated Short-Range Communication (DSRC) technology that the auto industry plans to implement in connected cars in upcoming months.

Six consumers groups Thursday filed comments informing the FCC about the dangers of DSRC and nearly 20 consumer groups filed a letter to the FCC to show their general support for the need for a non-commercial condition, and adequate privacy and cybersecurity protections concerning the technology. DSRC was chosen by the auto industry for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication use in both autonomous and standard vehicles to help avoid collisions as well as for commercial services such as mobile payments, in-car advertising and “infotainment” systems.

Apple shows ambition to get into self-driving car race. Autonomous vehicles could cost America 5 million jobs. What should we do about it? Suddenly the era of driverless cars seems very near indeed. Uber began testing driverless cars in Pittsburgh last week, and this week, the Obama administration endorsed the push to develop these vehicles.

Adding to the momentum, Ford and BMW say they will produce autonomous cars by 2021. Driverless cars will create some big winners — imagine how Uber’s and Lyft’s profits will jump when they can keep 100% of fares instead of letting drivers keep 70%. But they will produce some big losers too, notably the 5 million people nationwide — including 600,000 in California — who make their living driving taxis, buses, vans, trucks and e-hailing vehicles. Driverless vehicles: connected and autonomous technologies. Data and the Future of Mobility: September 14 in San Jose, CA - Future of Privacy Forum. Join the Future of Privacy Forum for a roundtable: “Data and The Future of Mobility” Technology is transforming the safety and convenience of the vehicles in which we ride and drive.

Along the way, Silicon Valley has become a major hub for auto manufacturers, technology companies, and other entities looking to innovate in the transportation space. Join us in San Jose for a roundtable discussion on data and the future of mobility. Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PST) Speakers Include: Jim Adler, Head of Data, Toyota Research Institute. Understanding the Insecurity Surrounding Connected Car Security. What once seemed far-fetched, niche, even space-age is now central to the immediate roadmap of just about every automotive manufacturer in the world. Autonomous-vehicles-the-public-policy-imperatives.

Les premiers taxis sans chauffeur roulent à Singapour. Dsrc petition pn comments fina 63171. 25 Corporations Not Named Google Working On Autonomous Vehicles. Self-driving cars - Video. Connected Cars Exposed: Half Have Potentially Serious Flaws. Connected car manufacturers have been urged to fundamentally improve the design of their vehicles after major new research revealed flaws across virtually every single component or device tested – at least half of which could be exploited with potentially serious consequences.

Researchers at IOActive spent three years compiling their latest report, Commonalities in Vehicle Vulnerabilities. Commonalities in Vehicle Vulnerabilities Report. BizzGrid (@BizzGrid) CONNECTED VEHICLES - Welcome To bizzgrid. Self-Driving Cars Will Improve Our Cities. If They Don’t Ruin Them. — Backchannel. Plow. Infographic. Autonomous Vehicle. In-Car Navigation Systems Need Stronger Privacy Policies. A new government report concludes that in-car navigation systems may be driving away with too much data about drivers’ whereabouts.

The report on in-car location-based services like Garmin, OnStar and Google Maps found that while such companies are taking some steps to protect consumers’ privacy, they need to do more to inform consumers how they use and share location data. The GAO report was based on information provided by 10 companies representing auto manufacturers, portable navigation device companies and developers of map and navigation apps for mobile devices. Of the 10 companies, nine share data with third parties, including traffic information providers, but they fail to provide specific disclosures about why data is collected and shared. While the companies obtain consent to collect location data, they don't give consumers the option to delete data that's retained. By Alister Wm Macintyre (Al Mac) U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Policy on Automated Vehicle Development.

NHTSA 14-13 Thursday, May 30, 2013 Contact: Karen Aldana, 202-366-9550, Provides guidance to states permitting testing of emerging vehicle technology WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced a new policy concerning vehicle automation, including its plans for research on related safety issues and recommendations for states related to the testing, licensing, and regulation of "autonomous" or "self-driving" vehicles. Object moved. Major Automobile Manufacturers. Autonomous Car Driving through heavy City Traffic. Autonomous Vehicle Technology: A Guide for Policymakers. For the past hundred years, innovation within the automotive sector has created safer, cleaner, and more affordable vehicles, but progress has been incremental.

The industry now appears close to substantial change, engendered by autonomous, or "self-driving," vehicle technologies. Self-Driving Vehicles Offer Potential Benefits, Policy Challenges for Lawmakers. MondayJanuary 6, 2014 Self-driving vehicles offer the promise of significant benefits to society, but raise several policy challenges, including the need to update insurance liability regulations and privacy concerns such as who will control the data generated by this technology, according to a new RAND Corporation study. “Our research finds that the social benefits of autonomous vehicles — including decreased crashes, increased mobility and increases in fuel economy — will outweigh the likely disadvantages,” said James Anderson, lead author of the study and a senior behavioral scientist at RAND, a nonprofit research organization.

Autonomous Cars Influence Study. Potential obstacles. Potential Advantages. Top Gear BMW that needs no driver. Legislative and Regulatory Action. EN-V: Not your grandfather’s Chevy - Nightly. 2011-Concept-Chevrolet-EN-V-051. "Self Driving" Vehicles: Great Benefits, but Barriers to Widespread Adoption. Vehicular communication systems. Former GM R&D Head Predicts Driverless Cars By 2020. Brad Ideas - Nightly. 10 Autonomous Driving Companies To Watch. Autonomous Vehicle Technology: How to Best Realize Its Social Benefits.