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No One Knows How Safe New Driver-Assistance Systems Really Are

This week, a US Department of Transportation report detailed the crashes that advanced driver-assistance systems have been involved in over the past year or so. Tesla’s advanced features, including Autopilot and Full...

Apple Embraces the Ever-Expanding Dashboard Touchscreen

In Daniel McGehee’s informed opinion, it’s simply too late to put the genie back in the bottle. People drive an average of 29 miles a day in the US. They have phones....

Airfare Prediction Algorithms Are Going Haywire

But the uneasy pandemic years have made all of this more complicated. Oren Etzioni is now the CEO of the Allen Institute for AI, but in the early 2000s he built—and sold...

The Accuracy of Airfare Predictions Is Up in the Air

But the uneasy pandemic years have made all of this more complicated. Oren Etzioni is now the CEO of the Allen Institute for AI, but in the early 2000s he built—and sold...

An Autonomous Car Blocked a Fire Truck Responding to an Emergency

On an early April morning, around 4 am, a San Francisco Fire Department truck responding to a fire tried to pass a doubled-parked garbage truck by using the opposing lane. But a...

The Incredible Shrinking Car Dealership

Few people love car dealerships. They’re stressful and sprawling, and it’s hard to shake the feeling that someone is getting a raw deal. But as the auto industry increasingly goes electric and...

Uber and Lyft Drivers Must Now Set Their Own Mask Rules

As pandemic safety measures have lifted in the US, ride-hailing drivers risk deactivation for imposing their own mask rules.Nearly two weeks ago, Uber and Lyft removed in-app buttons that allowed US drivers...

Broken EV Chargers Could Stall the Electric Car Movement

Matt Hirsch has long loved the idea of electric vehicles and first leased his Hyundai Ioniq in 2020. He even installed a charger right next to the driveway of his suburban Boston...

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