Autonomous cars use their "senses" - cameras and sensors that use radar, lidar and ultrasound to navigate through their surroundings. The car detects objects and people in close vicinity.
A study by MIT about self-driving cars as "moral machines" has triggered a hefty and controversial debate among journalists at DW's Science Department. Here are five contentious aspects — and what five authors think.
Japanese carmaker Toyota has said it's pumping a half-billion dollars into US ride-hailing company Uber to develop self-driving vehicles. The investment will help both sides compete with market leader Google's Waymo.
Experts said that based on the video the self-driving Uber vehicle should have noticed the pedestrian crossing the road. The accident was the first death caused by an autonomous vehicle.
Uber and Waymo have settled their courtroom dispute over allegedly stolen trade secrets regarding self-driving technology, with Uber agreeing not to use Waymo's technology and paying a symbolic sum.
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