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Oct 27 2015 | KQED Science | Posted In: Press Coverage
Self-driving cars could aid congestion, improve safety and allow drivers to work or play while the car drives itself. Many companies have their own self-driving prototypes and cars will continue to evolve from technology such as adaptive cruise control, self-park, and lane changing. However...
Oct 20 2015 | Wired Magazine | Posted In: Press Coverage
With inspiration from rally car drivers, Chris Gerdes’ team have designed MARTY, an autonomous, drifting, electric DeLorean. “We think automated vehicles should be able to execute any maneuver within the physical limits of the vehicle to get out of harm’s way,” says Chris Gerdes. MARTY can do “...
Oct 9 2015 | PC Magazine | Posted In: Press Coverage
Chris Gerdes, in a talk at Mercedes-Benz’s North American R&D facility, discussed the research his team is doing with philosophers on the ethics of self-driving technology. Using the X1 research vehicle, Gerdes and team are testing the kind of decisions automated cars may make in critical...
Oct 7 2015 | Bloomberg Business | Posted In: Press Coverage
Keith Naughton takes a ride in X1, a student built automated car, as it approaches a simulated road crew where it must make an ethical decision to obey the law and not cross the double yellow line or swerve to spare the crew. In a look at the work of Prof Chris Gerdes, Naughton examines the ethical...
Sep 26 2015 | New York Times | Posted In: Press Coverage
With new high-end cars now running 100 million lines of code, Professor Chris Gerdes says today’s cars “are reaching biological levels of complexity.” Questions arise as to how to regulate and secure these hybrids of digital and mechanical engineering with many calling for automakers to open their...

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