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Cars Of The Future

On Dec 24, 2020
@DriverlessRev shared
We need standardized AV signals for communicating with pedestrians and bikers. @volvocars is developing signals for a concept car. Let's be sure those signals take into account #pwd, seniors, busy people, and children. #AutonomousVehicles https://t.co/ZgdHAgRZOx
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Driverless cars could use lights and sounds to “communicate” with pedestrians

Driverless cars could use lights and sounds to “communicate” with pedestrians

Volvo says proposed design would use universal “body language” to reveal the vehicle’s intended path.

On Dec 22, 2020
@tsport100 shared
RT @Schuldensuehner: Tesla CEO Musk said that he once approached his Apple counterpart about possibility of iPhone maker buying Tesla: “During darkest days of Model 3 program, I reached out to Tim Cook to discuss possibility of Apple acquiring Tesla (for 1/10 of curr value)." https://t.co/vTSs4tI4c9 https://t.co/Qljhg4A3zv
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Elon Musk Says He Once Approached Apple CEO About Buying Tesla

Elon Musk Says He Once Approached Apple CEO About Buying Tesla

The Tesla chief said that he previously reached out to Tim Cook about the possibility of the iPhone maker buying the electric-vehicle company but that Mr. Cook refused to meet with him.

On Dec 22, 2020
@DriverlessRev shared
UK insurance proposal for AVs would shift most of risk onto software/vehicle manufacturer rather than backup driver of vehicle with some automation. Much the opposite of US liability situation with Tesla Autopilot, which always blames drivers. https://t.co/TS3x3avAMa
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UK proposal gives autonomous car backup drivers accident immunity window

UK proposal gives autonomous car backup drivers accident immunity window

A proposal from the UK’s Law Commission suggests giving backup drivers of autonomous vehicles a window of immunity for potential accidents.

On Dec 28, 2020
@WIRED shared
The math says that if you and everyone else on the road kept an equal distance between the cars ahead and behind, traffic would move twice as quickly. https://t.co/57F1U1kSoG
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Math Says You're Driving Wrong and It's Slowing Us All Down

Math Says You're Driving Wrong and It's Slowing Us All Down

A new study mathematically models the real problem with traffic: You’re not keeping the right distance from the car behind you.