Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired When it Comes to Autonomous Cars, the Department of Transportation Says ‘Drivers’ Don’t Have to Be Human

Hexbyte Tech News Wired When it Comes to Autonomous Cars, the Department of Transportation Says ‘Drivers’ Don’t Have to Be Human

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The companies building automated trucks would one day like to use robot vehicles to transport the 50 million tons of freight shipped on American highways each day.WaymoThe companies building automated trucks would one day like to use robot vehicles to transport the 50 million tons of freight shipped on American highways each day.WaymoThe Department of…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Waymo’s autonomous vehicles are driving 25,000 miles every day

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Waymo’s autonomous vehicles are driving 25,000 miles every day

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Waymo, the former Google self-driving project that spun out to become a business under Alphabet, has driven 8 million miles on public roads using its autonomous vehicles. Waymo CEO John Krafcik shared the company’s milestone Friday while onstage with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval at the National Governors Association conference in Santa Fe, N.M. The figure is notable…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Autonomous Vehicles Might Drive Cities to Financial Ruin

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Autonomous Vehicles Might Drive Cities to Financial Ruin

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In Ann Arbor, Michigan, last week, 125 mostly white, mostly male, business-card-bearing attendees crowded into a brightly lit ballroom to consider “mobility.” That’s the buzzword for a hazy vision of how tech in all forms—including smartphones, credit cards, and autonomous vehicles— will combine with the remains of traditional public transit to get urbanites where they…