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Surrendering the Steering Wheel: Who is ready for driverless cars?

When you notice them on the road, they really are a sight to behold. Sitting at a stop light, waiting for your turn to proceed, you look over at the driver in the lane next to you and there isn’t any one at the wheel of the car. You cannot help but do a double-take. Select states in the U.S. are currently testing sites for the autonomous car program including Nevada, Arizona and California, and there are plans to have the technology, sticker price and state laws in place to roll out to consumers by 2030. Americans have been slow to warm up to the idea of surrendering the steering wheel. AAA released a poll this week that stated 78 percent of Americans are afraid to ride in a fully driverless car. Between Jan. 5th and 8th, 2017, AAA interviewed 1,012 randomly selected adults via phone to gauge attitudes toward driverless cars. According to their responses, the AAA concluded that 78 percent of Americans are afraid to ride in a self-driving vehicle, while 19 percent would trust the vehicle. Only 10 ...

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Keeping Sally Safe: New Rideshare Services for Women Only

The stories have made headlines over the past year., “Former Boston Uber driver sentenced for rape.” There is a website dedicated to reporting Uber and Lyft alleged assaults against women (www.whosdrivingyou.org) . That site lists dozens of incidents from around the country of robberies, attacks, misdemeanors and felonies between Ride for Hire drivers and female passengers. It is getting to the point where women are shying away from using the service in fear that they really have no idea who is behind the wheel of the vehicle they are driving in. Enter, “Chariot for Women”, “Safe Her” and “See Jane Go” just a handful of new ridesharing services that have been created recently to appeal to women only and create a comfortable and safe environment and experience for women who need car service. The ridesharing services work exactly the same as Uber or Lyft. Drivers and passengers register on the website or via a phone app. After a certification and training proce ...

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