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Autonomous Vehicle View – 10/17/14 – Blurred Lines

Michael Robinson’s Vision of How the Cloud and Autonomous Vehicles Will Change Everything The cloud is blurring the lines between things that were once disparate. This was the high-level message provided by renowned automobile designer, Michael Robinson, as he gave his vision of the future at the Belron 2014 conference. With 24,000 employees, Belron is the world’s […]

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Autonomous Vehicle View – 10/05/14

[Note: This is a biweekly round-up of some of the articles on autonomous vehicles that elicited commentary from this author. Note, with all the buzz about autonomous vehicles, this list isn’t comprehensive.] L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: We Will Be the First City to Do Autonomous Vehicles Right Los Angeles, the city that grew up around the […]

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Autonomous Vehicle View – 09/19/14

This is a biweekly round-up of some of the articles on autonomous vehicles that elicited commentary from this author. Note, with all the buzz about autonomous vehicles, this list isn’t comprehensive. If the model for autonomous vehicle is a service model, however, where the car is owned by a service provider (e.g. Google), then more […]

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Shared Automation – Up to 90% Reduction in Vehicles

Removing up to 9 of every 10 cars from the road is the promise of sharing automated vehicles, according to University of Texas, Austin research from Dan Fagnant and Dr. Kara Kockelman. In the above interview, Fagnant, now an assistant professor of civil engineering at the University of Utah, discusses what he means by Shared Automated Vehicle (SAV). […]

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Autonomous Vehicles and the Law

“You can look forward to automation as a similar set of local and national tensions and developments and opportunities,” said Bryant Walker Smith. Smith was comparing the early days of broadband and its organic development to what we are seeing with vehicle automation. He brings a unique perspective on this topic, as he is a […]