An Ohio man, a friend of innovation and the promise of technology, is dead after his Tesla Model S failed to recognize the side of a tractor trailer and drove beneath. The autonomous car debate reaches a curve.
The $2 billion settlement will include incentives for clean-energy alternatives like electric cars, ride-sharing and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles--areas where other automakers have a stronger market share.
Fuel economy standards will increase a projected 53% to 54.5 miles per gallon within the next decade, and tailpipe emissions will need to fall. What does Detroit think about the pending challenge? And how will they accomplish the lofty goals?
Save the passenger, but hit the pedestrian? That's a question that algorithm writers for autonomous-car software are grappling with now.