Self Driving Cars

Automation Replacing Human WorkersSince the beginning of time, humans have searched for ways to increase the efficiency of work. The pursuit of improved effectiveness and work habits has shaped not only our technology but also our entire culture. Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have implemented technology in some ways to push economic progress. While this process has delivered increased productionRead More

Self Driving Cars

Thanks to the efforts of tech giants like Tesla and Google, the world is on the cusp of a revolution on the road. As self-driving cars inch closer to reality, they’re popping up on neighborhood streets, making headlines, and generating a lot of legislation. Until the federal government and industry luminaries can come together to create a unified vocabulary forRead More

Self Driving Cars

Self-driving vehicles are not just for commercial or residential use. The same autonomous vehicle technology used to make city roadways safer can also offer increased safety for troops in the field.Self-Driving U.S. Army Military TrucksLast month, the U.S. Army began test driving convoys of trucks equipped with self-driving technology. The four vehicles drove together using vehicle-to-vehicle technology to communicate theirRead More

Self Driving Cars

Pittsburgh has a track record of promoting emerging technology for their economic growth.Regulators had often taken a hands-off approach when it came to directing commerce, and we see this same pattern of economic growth when we look at how Pittsburgh is adopting autonomous vehicle technology like Uber.Leading The Autonomous Vehicle IndustryEven though Uber’s testing program is in its early stages,Read More

Self Driving Cars

With so many vehicles coming out with at least partially-automated features, many drivers are growing more comfortable with the idea of technology-assisted driving.After all, it’s easy to see the benefits of technology you make use of everyday.Cruise control keeps us from speeding; smart sensors and camera parking-assist systems take the fear out of parallel parking, and nearly everyone you knowRead More

Self Driving Cars

A Bump In The RoadAutonomous vehicles rely on various types of technology to allow them to navigate public roads. Ranging from sonar, video cameras, and beacons that communicate with traditional traffic equipment like safety cones, automated cars need technology to understand, interpret, and interact with their surrounding environment. While this technology is advancing at an astonishing rate, it also hasRead More

Self Driving Cars

Though the automotive industry is notorious for being slow to implement new innovations, the race to a driverless future is evolving at a rapid rate – but this time, it’s tech companies and startups that are making the headlines.Lots of tech companies are either partnering with automotive manufacturers or developing their own vehicles in the current trend towards autonomous cars,Read More

Self Driving Cars

Not Outlawed Means LegalAlmost a dozen vehicle manufacturers have committed to delivering autonomous vehicles for public road driving by 2020. The consequences of not having established regulations for advanced technologies that impact every civilian are severe.Today, self-driving cars are legal in the United States, because they are not outlawed. If there is not an established law that says something isRead More

Self Driving Cars

Driving Vehicle Automation ForwardThe primary goal of vehicle automation is to produce cars and trucks that improve the safety of human drivers and its occupants. Having technology that allows a vehicle to communicate with other cars on the road is only valuable if that communication reduces the impact of human and property damages. As technology is adopted by leading automobileRead More

Self Driving Cars

Autonomous cars haven’t been a new concept since at least Isaac Asimov, but this year the automotive industry and tech companies seem to have finally hit the throttle on making them reality. The industry is undergoing a shift that is likely to change the face of the marketplace and rewrite the rules of the road.But are consumers aware of theRead More

Self Driving Cars

Building The Dream Of Automated Driving CarsThroughout the past decade, we have witnessed one of the greatest strides in automobile technology with the focus on autonomous cars.Advancements have accelerated with the participation of the leading car developers including BMW, Ford, Audi, and most recently Google and Tesla entering the ring.While you may only recently have heard about self-driving cars inRead More

Self Driving Cars

Are you ready to trust computers and connected cars with your life? That’s the question many consumers and manufacturers are considering now that autonomous vehicle technologies (self parking, emergency braking, lane change detection, etc.) are becoming more widespread.Five Levels of AutonomyWhen we talk about autonomous vehicles, we aren’t just referring to self-driving cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has defined fiveRead More

Infrastructure

If you’re considering greening your property, take a cue from Michael Bigness from Boy Scout Troop 11 of  Chittenango, New York.  His recent Eagle Scout project helped transform the parking area at his local library into a  Green Parking Lot — the kind of infrastructure that’s encouraged by the Environmental Protection Agency and Leadership in Environmental Design. As part ofRead More

Bicycle Advocacy

Williston Road in South Burlington, Vermont, is a quintessential car-centric conundrum: four vehicle lanes with no space for bikes and no sidewalk, yet it’s one of the city’s central links. Indeed, the thruway needs a full redesign, but money shortages, politics and red tape can quickly throw that vision into limbo. Is there a way around these roadblocks? Jason VanRead More