AI in Self-Driving Cars: Deep Learning Deciding Life or Death

Creating a safer, less congested and ecologically friendly world is the main goal of driverless vehicles, and artificial intelligence or AI in self-driving cars is the brain behind making these modern marvels work. In order to get these automobiles on the road, the global community is doing its best to support autonomous car development. The […]

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da Vinci’s Self-Propelled Cart: A Legacy of Autonomy

The renaissance period is considered one of the most pivotal and culturally transformative times in history. It is 400 years of re-birth — the actual meaning of the word “re-naissance” — and renewal, moving Europe from the dark and middle ages to a reawakening of appreciation for the classics. Progress was discovered by going back […]

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Child Safety in a Self-Driving World

When the automobile was first invented, protecting the driver—let alone the passenger—wasn’t a consideration. So, it’s no surprise that child safety in a motor vehicle was non-existent. Nowadays, there are stringent rules covering virtually every aspect of child passenger safety. These range from which type of car seat to use for different stages of physical […]

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Vision Zero: A Call to Life-Saving Automotive Action

The Vision Zero Strategy makes a global promise of zero road deaths and injuries by as early as 2020 in some countries. The shocking rise in traffic fatalities in the U.S. makes broader implementation critical. On October 5, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that U.S. traffic deaths had reached a crisis level […]

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Automated Vehicles and the Government: Connecting Through DOT

On September 19, 2016, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is implementing policies to regulate and support the manufacturing and street readiness of automated vehicles. This giant leap forward comes after several meetings with industry professionals, public input forums and consultations with tech companies. Called the Federal […]

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5 Ways Failure to Meet FMCSA Regulations Could Kill Your Business

If drivers quite literally drive your business, awareness of—and adherence to—Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations is critical. This detailed set of regulations: Governs commercial drivers, including bus and truck drivers Governs who coordinates transport, including managers and supervisors Protects goods transported Protects the general public While largely unknown to consumers, this agency’s policies […]

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