AI is expected to one day be a decision-making superhero, fusing information from a roster of autonomous-vehicle sensors and a connected transportation ecosystem to deliver us to work or play safely and leisurely.
Two autonomous-vehicle bills, each with bipartisan support, are making their way through Congress. As these vehicle technologies progress, the industry should expect to see changes in the laws and regulations in this area.
University of Michigan and Ford researchers say the added weight, electricity demand and aerodynamic drag of the sensors and computers used in autonomous vehicles contribute significantly to their lifetime energy use and greenhouse-gas emissions.
“The only motive I see is that someone might want to cause damage and chaos. The other possible motive is to cause embarrassment. And right now, that can only be done on a targeted one-to-one basis,” Bryson Bort says.