Silicon valley’s revolution in the trucking industry

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If you still think that the efforts of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are focused solely on the IT industry, you are way behind the current trend. The sky is the limit is literally where the Valley is going. And while it aims to break into space, the roads on Earth are still a hot topic. Today, however, we talk less about passenger vehicles and more about trucking.

It seems like all efforts towards transforming the trucking industry involve the introduction of self-driving ...

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Self-driving Trucks vs. Truckers

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Self-driving vehicles are the hottest topic in the auto industry now that electric vehicles are losing their sparkle as they enter the mass market. We’ve been talking about self-driving cars quite often in the past months, yet we failed to pay much attention to self-driving trucks. And that might have been a mistake because (surprise, surprise!) they might enter the market sooner than we’ve thought.

Engineers claim that driverless trucks will be safer and cheaper than human-controlled trucks. They will help ...

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The Conundrums of Self-Driving Vehicles

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Autonomous vehicles are excellent at obeying the rules of the road – they know when to slow down, they follow the traffic lights, they can tell highways from countryside roads. But, there is something they can’t grasp just yet – not everyone is like them.

Precisely speaking, self-driving cars don’t realize that human drivers allow themselves to break the rules on the road. With this being said, autonomous vehicles can’t predict human behavior.

To overcome this problem, engineers are relying on vehicle-to-vehicle ...

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The Issues with Human-Autonomous Vehicle Interaction

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Self-driving vehicles are no longer a concept of the future. In fact, they are so much products of our present that there is already intense competition between the autonomous vehicles manufacturers. Some are even thinking of changing their plans drastically and quitting the game. Whether it is because of strategic refocusing or high rivalry, such decisions are only making the topic hotter and hotter among the public. And yet, despite our curiosity about autonomous vehicles, there seem to be some ...

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What are the privacy implications of self-driving cars?

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We make decisions about what matters more and what we are ready to sacrifice in exchange. Yet, most of the time the things we want, come at a much higher price than what we expect.

We post our whole lives on social media in exchange for likes and new followers. We share our location in exchange for better search suggestions. In exchange for more security, we give out our fingerprints.

And now, in exchange for technology that promises to make driving easier, ...

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The concept of driverless cars in the past

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The concept of driverless cars first came to be at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1920, phantom autos were gaining popularity as the vehicles with no driver, and live demonstrations attracted thousands of spectators across the country.

Driverless cars in the past had one significantly different feature from the driverless vehicles of our future – they weren’t computer-driven.

Phantom autos were remote-controlled by tapping a telegraph key. What we know from the available public sources is that often along with ...

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Tesla: A Master Plan to Admire

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Apparently, it’s been more than 10 years since the first time Elon Musk laid a plan for the future of electric cars. But who keeps track of time when you have someone who keeps surprising you every year? Well, he does. Because in 2016, he published the second part of that same plan from 10 years ago – the Master Plan Deux.

The updated plan consists of the new goals the entrepreneur sets for himself and his company but not before ...

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