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Peter Suciu
Google Opens Maps APIs and World Becomes Dev Playground
03/17/18 11:30 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 827 Words

Google this week announced that it will open its Maps APIs to video game developers, which could result in far...

David Jones
Larry Page's Self-Flying Taxi Set for New Zealand Test Runs
03/15/18 1:17 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 758 Words

Page's Kitty Hawk company, the developer of a new autonomous flying machine called "Cora," will begin testing the service in rural Canterbury, a region in the South Island, according to Hayden Munro, press secretary for Megan Woods, New Zealand's minister of research, science...

Peter Suciu
New Uber Service Focuses on Getting Folks to the Doctor
03/01/18 12:50 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 609 Words

"It could become autonomous in the future," said Sterling, "but I would imagine the company wouldn't introduce that until long after it was proven in other...

Peter Suciu
Galaxy S9 and S9+ May Shine Brightest as S6, S7 Replacement
03/08/18 1:47 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1032 Words

Samsung's new Galaxy S9 and S9+ handsets claimed the spotlight on Thursday as the first reviews of the smartphones surfaced....

Peter Suciu
Tech Takes Front Seat at Detroit Auto Show
01/17/18 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1249 Words

... recent years, CES largely has usurped the North American International Auto Show in Detroit as the "first auto show of the year." Automakers have used the annual Las Vegas shindig for all things consumer electronics to highlight the latest technology in vehicles. ...

Peter Suciu
2017 in Tech: The Year of Foreshadowing Big Things to Come
12/29/17 7:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1480 Words

One area where it is being worked out is in autonomous vehicles or self-driving cars. 2017 wasn't the year that the cars did the driving, but machine learning played other roles.

"The sharing economy meets machine learning and AI in 2017,...

Peter Suciu
Apple's HomePod Could Leave a Lasting Mark With Customers
02/15/18 2:17 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 721 Words

Apple's new US$350 HomePod could make an impact in several ways. In addition to providing listeners with highly praised sound quality,...

Peter Suciu
With 4K HDR, Olympics May Be More Colorful Than Ever
02/08/18 1:44 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1269 Words

The parade of Olympic athletes entering Pyeongchang, South Korea, could be quite colorful for a few reasons. Athletes from North and...

Peter Suciu
There May Be Gold in Them Thar Podcasts
02/02/18 12:55 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1058 Words

User engagement with podcasts has been steadily increasing, and many listeners actually prefer longer-format content, based on results of Apple's Podcast...

Peter Suciu
Google's Ad Mute Option Could Be a Valuable Messaging Tool
01/26/18 12:22 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 610 Words

Google on Thursday announced a new feature that will let users mute so-called "reminder ads" in third-party apps and websites...

Peter Suciu
Google to Ding Sluggish Sites in Mobile Search Rankings
01/19/18 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 621 Words

Google on Wednesday announced that page speed will be a ranking factor for mobile searches, starting in July. Speed already...

Peter Suciu
Nintendo to Roll Out Marquee Titles for Switch
01/11/18 12:50 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 775 Words

Nintendo on Thursday revealed its upcoming Switch games for 2018 via a Nintendo Direct Mini video. Riding high after its...

Peter Suciu
Ominous Processor Vulnerabilities Could Put Most Computers at Risk
01/04/18 2:13 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1271 Words

Nearly a dozen cybersecurity researchers this week reported two potentially serious exploits of vulnerabilities that exist in most modern processors. Three...

Peter Suciu
Tech to Watch in 2018: Cryptocurrency, AI, Wearables
01/02/18 1:55 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1499 Words

Guesswork is often involved in predicting the "next big thing" -- but with CES just a week away, the future is...

David Jones
CES 2018: Artificial Intelligence at Home and Behind the Wheel
01/09/18 10:25 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 750 Words

Toyota made a huge splash with its autonomous vehicle technology. The company announced a new business alliance and concept vehicle called "e-Palette," which will function as a platform for creating self-driving vehicles designed for everything from food and package delivery to medical...

Richard Adhikari
EHang Shows Off Passenger Drone's Flight Successes
02/10/18 11:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 642 Words

EHang this week released footage of the latest test flights of its EHang 184 personal Autonomous Aerial Vehicle. The EHang 184 can transport a single person at up to 130kph in Force 7 typhoon conditions, the company said.

EHang plans to...

Rob Enderle
The Fake News Fueling the Uproar Over Self-Driving Vehicles
11/27/17 7:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1847 Words

... may seem obvious that a major consequence of self-driving trucks would be a lot of unemployed truck drivers, but the reality -- at least for those who drive tractor trailers -- could be better jobs. Autonomous vehicles have massive potential benefits. Models...

Peter Suciu
Ford to Test Autonomous Vehicles at Mcity
11/14/15 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 881 Words

Ford on Friday announced that it will be the first automaker to test its autonomous vehicles at Mcity, a full-scale simulated urban environment that was developed as part of the University of Michigan's Mobility Transformation Center . The site will allow Ford to...

David Jones
Waymo Offers Glimpse of Autonomous Chrysler Minivans
12/20/16 12:11 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1085 Words

Waymo , the standalone venture that emerged from Google's self-driving car project, on Monday unveiled a fleet of 100 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans with the latest high-tech sensors, telematics, and other gear designed for fully autonomous operation. Modifications were made to several parts...

Richard Adhikari
Google Takes an Autonomous Road Trip Through Nevada
05/08/12 11:58 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 655 Words

... divorces, slot machines and Elvis impersonators are so yesterday in Nevada -- the state on Tuesday issued Google the first autonomous vehicle testing license in the United States. Google can now officially take its driverless cars for a spin in the state.

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How do you feel about accidents that occur when self-driving vehicles are being tested?
Self-driving vehicles should be banned -- one death is one too many.
Autonomous vehicles could save thousands of lives -- the tests should continue.
Companies with bad safety records should have to stop testing.
Accidents happen -- we should investigate and learn from them.
The tests are pointless -- most people will never trust software and sensors.
Most injuries and fatalities in self-driving auto tests are due to human error.