Long after the release of the Ford Pinto, and subsequent book by Ralph Nader “Unsafe at Any Speed”, the auto industry became accustomed to regulations at almost every corner. In the digital age, we need to consider automotive cybersecurity and privacy to be just as important as other safety features we've learned to depend on.
Uber is planning to launch a flying taxi service in Melbourne - but with a human pilot! Flying taxis are quickly moving from science fiction to reality.
Spotting pedestrians is one of the smart city’s most difficult and important problems. To keep people safe in a world of autonomous cars and robots, systems must be able to tell the difference between “Bruce” and a vertical post.
We’ve all heard the saying, ‘safety standards are written in blood’, in reference to a reactive, rather than proactive approach to safety regulations. So, why is the world so determined to see the same fix-as-we-go attitude towards the safety standards of self-driving cars?
Driverless vehicles remain one of the tech industry's favourite futuristic scenarios, fuelling a daily run of announcements, partnerships and promises. Since 2018 began, the IT industry has watched, in horror, the slow-motion train wreck of Meltdown/Spectre vulnerabilities. Why? Because these are hardware bugs and they’re harder to deal with than a slip in a C++ library. What does this mean for driverless cars?