Autonomous Cars

Vehicle to Vehicle Communications Could End Need for Traffic Lights

Vehicle to Vehicle Communications Could End Need for Traffic Lights

Imagine a scenario where sensor-laden vehicles pass through intersections by communicating with each other, rather than grinding to a halt at traffic lights. A newly published study co-authored by MIT researchers claims this kind of traffic-light-free transportation design, if it ever arrives, could allow twice as much traffic to use the roads.

Can I be Held Negligent if My Self-Driving Car Causes an Accident?

There is something very appealing about the self-driving car of the not too distant future.  They'll be no more need to be alert and awake for the 5 hour trip home after a weekend away, relationships will be saved because they'll be no occasion to get lost, "discuss" directions or try to contradict the navigation system.  I once said to my husband, are you going to listen to me or "her" (the car's navigation system) - not a good question to ask when you have to spend several more hours in the car with someone.  Maybe even the elimination of road rage and distracted driving?