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Who to kill? The dilemma of driverless cars – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on June 24th, 2016.

Driverless cars hold the promise of safer transport. But how should they react when loss of life appears inevitable? Should a car swerve to miss a pedestrian on the road, even if doing so would kill the passenger? What if it was two people on the road? Or ten people? New US research, published in […]

Govt to kick-start electric vehicle uptake- Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on May 6th, 2016.

The Government wants to double the number of electric vehicles in New Zealand every year to reach 64,000 by 2021. Yesterday Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced a series of measures to try and reach the target, including a new Road User Charge exemption for heavy electric vehicles, a $6 million innovation fund and allowing electric vehicles […]

SMC Briefing: Electric car technology

John Kerr posted in on June 20th, 2012.

Electric vehicles are now a global reality, but what are the market and regulatory challenges we face in creating an infrastructure to support them? The Science Media Centre held a media briefing exploring the reality and potential of electric vehicles in  New Zealand ahead of the APEC Electric Vehicle Connectivity Workshop and expert meeting at […]

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