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Opinion

Who Will Win The Self-Driving Game?

I’m often asked who is going to win the self-driving car race, so in my last column I explained that self-driving isn’t a race, but a game. Thinking that games are races is what kids do when they don’t...
Opinion

I Rode In the ID. Buzz, Soon to be the Coolest Autonomous Vehicle on the Road

The vehicle has a little bottle opener, standard in the center console. It has little smiley faces embossed in the door handle wells. In fact, the car itself  looks like it’s smiling at you. The new all-electric Volkswagen ID....
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Opinion

How I Convinced My Mom to Stop Driving

Everyone’s gotten that call. Or will, someday. That call from an unknown number, but your phone doesn’t label it Unknown, or even Scam Likely, which I always want to answer out of curiosity, but don’t for lack of time....
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Opinion

Autonomous Vehicles Check the Boxes of DOT’s Innovation Principles

Earlier this year Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg unveiled a set of innovation principles for the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) approach to new technologies. Autonomous vehicles (AVs) fit squarely within these goals and belong on DOT’s agenda to improve safety,...
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Opinion

Get On My Lawn! How Autonomous Lawn Mowers Could Help Neighborhoods Flourish

I recently spotted a new arrival next door. My neighbor had brought home a shiny, happy looking robotic lawnmower and turned it loose in the backyard. For hours, I watched it chug back and forth, slicing up blades of...
Alex Roy explains why self-driving is not a race, it's a game
Opinion

Why Self-Driving Isn’t a Race, It’s a Game

People often ask me who is winning the self-driving car race: Is it Tesla? GM? Google? Nvidia? You guys at Argo? Some of the folks asking are investors. Some are looking for a job. All of them are trying...
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