The long, winding road for driverless cars

Source: The Economist  – May 28th, 2017   To put matters in perspective, most cars on the road today require the driver to do practically everything—signaling, steering, accelerating, braking, watching the traffic ahead, to the sides and the rear. This is Level 0 motoring on the scale of autonomous vehicles devised by the Society of…


Software tool debunks defeat devices from VW, Fiat

Source: Smart2Zero  – May 22nd, 2017   Scientists in Germany and the US have developed a software tool that identifies defeat functions in the engine control software of cars. Their analysis unveiled the methods used by several carmakers to obfuscate illegal pollutant concentrations in their exhaust gases. […] The results are presented by the Bochum…