The Ridiculous Thing One Congressman Said About Self-Driving Cars

Illuminating article below from entrepreneur.com written by Ray Hennessey on 25 November 2013 talks about this politician using people’s fear of a new technology to garner support in his constituency. Economists and others who warn of the business impact of excessive regulations are often derided as Chicken Littles and proto-anarchists who put corporate profit over…

NHTSA Attorney Calls Autonomous Cars “Premature”

Richard Read writes in thecarconnection.com on 21 November 2013 Autonomous cars are on the fast track: Toyota has promised to launch early versions of self-driving vehicles by the mid-2010s, with other automakers to follow. But at least two big questions need to be answered before those cars arrive in U.S. showrooms: 1. Will the public buy autonomous cars?…

Disability technology: Is the future already here?

Extract from BBC News written by Emma Tracey on 14 November 2013. Robin Christopherson of the charity AbilityNet is blind and an adisability tech enthusiast. His focus stretches to technology high on many disabled people’s shopping lists – driverless cars. Christopherson thinks these are “just a couple of years away” at the minimum and are…

Is it a Global Race?

Consider these following 3 articles together: Japanese PM Shinzo Abe tests self-driving cars A public demonstration of the Japanese government’s interest and willingness to back new technology. Driverless Cars Face Plenty Of Legal Detours Concerns over how federal and state legislation will cope with producing a legal framework to deal with self-driving cars. How Self-Driving…

SMARTER MOBILITY: AN EVENING OF DEBATE

If you are in London on Monday you would need a good excuse to miss this …. SMARTER MOBILITY: AN EVENING OF DEBATE MONDAY NOVEMBER 4 2013, 6.30PM ROYAL INSTITUTION 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS Please note there will be a complimentary drinks reception from 6pm-6.30pm. We hope you can join us. “I move,…