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The best new technology we saw at CES 2019

Business Insider scoured the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to find the very best cutting-edge tech. The best new technology we saw at the show came from Kia, with its “Real-Time Emotion Adaptive Driving” tech, or READ. READ scans passengers in the car, detecting their heart rate and […]
The best new technology we saw at CES 2019
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Teaching driverless cars to make ethical decisions – who should live or die?

Science has taken a first cut at creating ethical rules, where decisions mean someone will either live or die, for autonomous vehicles. The latest research finds that humans generally have shared moral preferences, including sparing the most number of lives, prioritising young people and valuing humans over other animals. However, […]
Teaching driverless cars to make ethical decisions – who should live or die?
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Here’s a report that claims automated cars will outnumber cars with drivers in Australia within seven years

A report claims Australia is lagging behind most developed economies in its preparation for driverless cars, but could still see autonomous vehicles outnumber those driven by humans within seven years. Global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills released the report “Preparing Australia: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles”, focusing on the opportunities and […]
Here’s a report that claims automated cars will outnumber cars with drivers in Australia within seven years
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Driverless cars will cost Australia’s state governments billions in annual revenue

The widespread take-up of driverless and electric vehicles would mean great savings for consumers but significant revenue losses for state governments in Australia, as people switch from owning to sharing vehicles. Modelling by KPMG for the Infrastructure Victoria report on driverless cars shows the shift to automated and zero emissions […]
Driverless cars will cost Australia’s state governments billions in annual revenue
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Driverless cars do have health and safety benefits

Driverless cars promise many benefits, including an improvement in safety, but new research shows many people are still not aware of this. A paper published today in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, reports that almost two thirds (63%) of the 1,624 people surveyed had neutral or […]
Driverless cars do have health and safety benefits
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How driverless cars can create jobs and support growth

The race to market for widespread driverless cars may be on, but that doesn’t mean we’re anywhere near a deployable reality. Much of the initial hype has settled down, and the claims made by manufacturers and startups with regards to timelines have moderated. As the key stakeholders – the automotive […]
How driverless cars can create jobs and support growth
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8 ways driverless cars could transform cities

The convergence of technology and the city is seen as a possible remedy for the challenging issues of urbanisation. Autonomous vehicles are among the most popular of many smart city solutions. Also known as driverless car technology, it could reshape our cities. One recent prediction is that by 2040 these […]
8 ways driverless cars could transform cities
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Germany is working on a code of ethics for driverless cars

Humans before animals and property. No discrimination as to who should survive. Safeguards against malicious hacking. These are just some of the world-first ethical rules being implemented in Germany regarding how autonomous vehicles are to be programmed. The federal transport minister Alexander Dobrindt presented a report on automated driving to […]
Germany is working on a code of ethics for driverless cars