More Than 50,000 Robotaxi Lyft Rides Have Been Completed in Las Vegas
Aptiv, an automotive technology company, has outfitted Lyft’s robotaxis to be fully autonomous (although each vehicle has a safety driver on board with their hands hovering over the steering wheel). The robotaxis are on the road 20 hours a day, seven days per week, and passengers have rated their driverless rides an average of 4.97 out of 5 stars.
Privacy Concerns with Autonomous Vehicles
Automakers are being exposed to troves of data from its connected vehicles that may expose them to the same kind of legal risks that have ensnared big tech companies. State-specific privacy laws such as the California Consumer Privacy Act and Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act require consent or the right to opt-out before collecting biometric information, which will make it easier for consumers to sue over data privacy breaches.
Self-Driving Cars, a New Mode of Surveillance?
Luis F. Alvarez Leon, an assistant professor of geography at Dartmouth College, has argued in a Surveillance and Society study that the trove of data provided by self-driving cars will allow them to become a new surveillance tool. Privacy and safety concerns loom as to how companies will use and protect personal data.
Olli Opens Autonomous Fleets in Atlanta
Olli, a sustainable transportation option, has unveiled a fleet of autonomous vehicles that will be based in the Peachtree area of Atlanta. In 2017, Georgia passed a law allowing self-driving vehicles to operate on public roads.
NXP Semiconductors Announces Collaboration with Momenta
NXP Semiconductors N.V. has partnered with Momenta to create automotive-grade driver monitoring solutions (DMS). DMS systems monitor driver attentiveness and play an important role in increasing safety on the road. This collaboration aims to put DMS systems into Level 3 and higher driving systems.