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    Autonomous Vehicles

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    Who's Responsible When Your Car Gets Hacked?

    Oct 23, 2019

    Cars are becoming “fast, heavy artificial intelligences on wheels,” a RAND report cautions, and that means they're becoming vulnerable. Potentially billions of dollars ride on the question of who has the legal responsibility to keep hackers from grabbing the wheel or cutting the brakes.

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    When Driverless Cars Were a Remote Idea

    Nov 1, 2019

    Researchers at RAND have been working on the technology behind driverless vehicles for over 50 years. From 1968 to the present, studies have involved remote-controlled drones, military land vehicles, autonomous submarines, and the safety and liability issues of self-driving cars.

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