Boeing crash shows problem for self-driving cars, says Daimler chief

Martin Daum, chief executive of the Daimler trucking division, which acquired self-driving software group Torc Robotics last week, said in a recent interview that “the biggest question” for autonomous technology was how people would respond to crashes in cars controlled by it — even once it is clear that such vehicles are safer than those driven by human drivers, although still not entirely free of flaws.

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Forget Self-Driving Cars. Bring Back the Stick Shift.

Technology meant to save us from distraction is making us less attentive.

Uber’s march toward a self-driving car hit a major speed bump last year in Tempe, Ariz., when one of its self-driving Volvos struck and killed a pedestrian. While a lot of focus was on how a vehicle with cameras and radar sensors could completely miss a human being on the road, less has been said about the failure of the most intricately programmed system in the vehicle — the brain of the human in the driver’s seat.

“Datasets used to train autonomous vehicles almost never contain babies sitting in the road”

Arup shortlisted in competition to make streets fit for driverless cars