AI Weekly: Driverless car innovation has sped ahead of regulation

Driverless cars remain on a slow but steady march toward widespread deployment.

Volkswagen, Intel’s Mobileye division, and car distributor Champion Motors unveiled a plan to launch a commercial autonomous taxi service in Israel next year.

In March, Uber suspended testing of its autonomous Volvo XC90 fleet after one of its cars struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona.

The Rand Corporation, for one, estimates autonomous cars will have to rack up 11 billion miles before we’ll have reliable statistics on their safety.

“Self-driving cars should be no more likely to crash than cars currently do, and should provide no less protection to occupants or pedestrians in the event of a crash.”

In early October, the Department of Transportation, through NHTS, issued the third iteration of its voluntary guidelines on the development and deployment of driverless car technology: Automated Vehicles 3.0.

In March, President Donald Trump signed into law a $1.3 trillion spending bill that earmarks $100 million for projects that “Test the feasibility and safety” of autonomous cars.

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