The U.S House of representatives approves a ‘one size fits all’ regulatory approach – but there’s a catch; the Airbnb of mobility gets a boost; and Apple vs Samsung all over again.
The United Kingdom has published a set of “Key principles of vehicle cyber security for connected and automated vehicles” outlining how auto-makers need to behave if they want computerised cars to hit Blighty’s byways and highways.
The increasingly internet-connected nature of vehicles means cars are fast becoming just another potential target for hackers looking to steal personal data, remotely control vehicles, or even leave the driver unable to start the car because the systems have been infected with ransomware.
HOW much bigger can they get? The five biggest technology firms—Alphabet (Google’s parent), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft—have published financial results in recent weeks that put their combined quarterly revenues at $143bn.
The UK government has outlined plans to prevent the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars by 2040. The draft proposal stems from fears that pollution is rising and air quality continues to get worse, which may eventually become a serious risk to public health.
The UK is planning to make amateur drone pilots sit a flight safety test in response to the rising number of near-misses with aircraft.
The flight test will be part of an overall package of regulation to be presented to parliament in the coming months.
The UK government has announced plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness courses for owners. It will affect anyone who owns a drone which weighs more than 250 grams (8oz).
Drone maker DJI said it was in favour of the measures.
Professor Philip Treleaven and his financial computer science team at University College London have impressive form when it comes to executing grandiose projects. About 25 years ago, UCL successfully built the first insider dealing detection system for the London Stock Exchange.
Well, that didn’t take long.
Consumers in the United States who buy a drone for recreational purposes no longer need to register it with the Federal Aviation Administration. A Washington, D.C. federal court ruled the FAA’s drone registration rule violates Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act.
Advances in AI have enabled a range of developments in robotics, from driverless vehicles to unmanned military machines. These advances raise questions about autonomy and accountability – what happens if a faithful servant disobeys an action, and who is to blame if things go wrong? Can our current governance mechanisms lessen these risks and empower us to adopt new technologies?
It would be hard to confuse Daniel Dennett for anyone other than a philosopher. With his voluminous white beard, imposing frame, and jolly demeanour, he cuts a distinctive figure in the sleek restaurant atop London’s National Portrait Gallery. It is a hazy, sunny day as we gaze out across the rooftops. The Union Flag hangs limply over Parliament.