status

What’s the status of self-driving cars? There has been progress, but safety questions remain.

There has been incremental, but steady, progress in the development of self-driving cars. Some form of driver-assistance technology focused on safety is now inside most new vehicles.

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) defines six levels of vehicle driving automation systems. Right now, we’re at level two, with cars able to control steering, acceleration and braking, while still requiring drivers to remain engaged. Down the road, level 5 autonomy would mean fully driverless cars. 

But the transition into the future hasn’t always been smooth. As the technology advances, drivers adjust, and the government tries to keep up. 

Among the new crowd of autonomous vehicles is the 2022 Honda Civic. One of the newest settings on the standard-issue Honda Civic is it can drive itself down the road itself, then smoothly break behind a stopped car. 

Honda told CBS News the system is not intended or capable of detecting the end

Read More

See How the Founder of Girls Auto Clinic Challenges the Status Quo

Photo credit: Hearst Owned

Photo credit: Hearst Owned

Ready to take on the status quo?

For the next episode of Inside Track, Road & Track‘s virtual Q&A series, Car and Driver Editor-in-Chief Sharon Carty is taking over to chat with Girls Auto Clinic Founder Patrice Banks. GAC is a woman-owned-and-operated business that offers automotive buying and repair resources, products, and services based on trust, education, inclusion, and empowerment. It’s all happening on Thursday, April 22 at 12:00 p.m. ET (9:00 a.m. PT), and we’d love for you to join us.

Register Here

In this episode, Sharon will explore how Patrice continues to challenge the status quo after starting her business, as well as the impact she’s made on women in the auto industry. If you want to see it all go down, head on over to our sign-up page here.

(Plus, check out Patrice’s “do-it-herself guide” to auto maintenance, roadside emergencies,

Read More

Wollongong’s new Bike City status is for cyclists of all skill levels: mayor | Illawarra Mercury

news, latest-news,

Wollongong’s new status as a Bike City isn’t just about the best – it’s also for the rest. In the early hours of Friday morning the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) awarded coveted Bike City recognition to Wollongong. While the city will host the UCI Road World Cycling Championships next year, Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said the Bike City honour wasn’t solely for the best cyclists. Read more: The sweet secret behind a Wollongong cycling family “It’s not just about the elite, the specialists in that space,” Cr Bradbery said. “It’s about recognising cycling as a lifestyle opportunity and facilitating it not only for leisure but for active transport and that’s what we want to head towards.” The honour came Wollongong’s way in part because in 2022 it will host the UCI Road World Cycling Championships, an event Cr Bradbery said would be a boost for the city.

Read More