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Self-Driving Cars Have a Bicycle Problem

Self-Driving Cars Have a Bicycle Problem

Bikes are hard to spot and hard to predict Photo: iStockphoto Photo: iStockphoto Robotic cars are great at monitoring other cars, and they’re getting better at noticing pedestrians, squirrels, and birds. The main challenge, though, is posed by the lightest, quietest, swerviest vehicles on the road. “Bicycles are probably the most difficult detection problem that(…)

Industry Schools Government about the Future of Self-Driving Cars

Industry Schools Government about the Future of Self-Driving Cars

A house subcommittee hearing could shape the direction of the automotive autonomy in the United States Illustration: IEEE Spectrum Earlier this week, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection held a hearing on Self-Driving Cars: Road to Deployment. I know, it sounds super boring, and most of it was: if you’ve been following(…)