FROM Angus MacKenzie
Is the World Ready for Self-Driving Cars? Cars already have power steering, cruise control, anti-lock brakes and rear-view cameras. They stay between lane lines, avoid tailgating and park themselves. Auto makers in the US, Japan and Europe have exhibited cars that can drive themselves. Driverless cars are already legal in California, Nevada, Florida and the District of Columbia -- provided they're safe and fully insured. Google has driverless cars on the roads of California. Since 90% of accidents are caused by human drivers, why don't we get rid of them altogether? Does that mean you're going to be driving one any time soon? We hear about technology, liability law, and the willingness of consumers to accept what's billed as the car of the future.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Its Impact on California After almost eight years of negotiations, the US and 11 other nations have agreed on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the biggest international trade deal in history. What will it mean for business in California? Why are organized labor and environmentalists so unhappy?