Self Driving Car

Self-Driving Vehicles: An Incremental Transition

by William Mattar | February 22nd, 2017

We have all heard reports of Google’s self-driving cars navigating the streets of California’s “Googleplex.” We have also seen reports of Delphi Automotive’s Roadrunner autonomous vehicle completing a cross-country trip from San Francisco to New York City. Of course, the University of Michigan recently built a 32-acre facility dedicated to self-driving car testing—called “Mcity”—to enable […]

Self-driving Vehicles: An Ethical Quandary

by William Mattar | February 17th, 2017

In time, autonomous cars will rule our roads. This new landscape will change the way we get from Point A to Point B, relying on GPS coordinates and computer algorithms—instead of our senses of vision and hearing, which we have relied on to “see what is there to be seen” since the advent of the […]

Self Driving Cars- Who Are the Rulemakers?

by William Mattar | April 29th, 2016

A recent USA Today article explores the degree to which self-driving cars will create more than just technological and social ripples in our society—also presenting important issues of federalism. The article relays the message of Chris Urmson, the chief architect of Google’s trailblazing autonomous car program, who, invoking new rules by 15 states for the […]

Self-driving Vehicles: A Future Vision or Just Around the Bend?

by William Mattar | February 26th, 2016

Are autonomous vehicles upon us? How long until our roadways are swarmed with these driverless drones? We have all heard reports of Google’s self-driving cars navigating the streets of California’s “Googleplex.” We have also seen reports of Delphi Automotive’s Roadrunner autonomous vehicle completing a cross-country trip from San Francisco to New York City. Of course, […]

Personal Injury Involving a Self- Driving Car

by William Mattar | August 4th, 2015

How do you collect insurance information when you get into an accident with a self-driving car? Not something you have had to worry about in the past, but for one driver and two passengers, this was a reality. A Google prototype car was involved in a collision when it was rear ended by another vehicle, […]