First Ground Up Driverless Vehicle To Be On Road in 2015

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    Tesla Upgrades Autopilot in Cars on the Road

    The company has described the Autopilot update as intended to avoid the sort of errors that contributed to a Tesla owner’s fatal crash in May on a Florida highway. The most evident change might be visual and audible reminders that drivers should keep their hands on the steering wheel.

    It is an implicit scale-back of the company’s original promotion of Autopilot, introduced last October, as essentially a self-driving car system. At the time, Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, said Autopilot was “probably better than a person right now.”

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    The Autopilot update coincides with new policy guidelines for self-driving vehicles that the federal government issued this week. That policy, still subject to public review, gives the auto industry remarkable leeway in developing technology for fully autonomous vehicles. The main condition is that anything introduced for public use must be safe.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/24/business/tesla-upgrades-autopilot-in-cars-on-the-road.html
     
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    According to a number of articles available on line, Uber is trying out their self-driving Volvo's in San Francisco and Google has put their car division into a separate subsidiary corporation. This SF Chronicle article covers both Uber’s robot taxis come to SF as Google revamps.
     

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