The Road to Self-Driving Cars
From reducing fatal crashes to changing how we commute, self-driving cars could transform not only how we get around but also how we live, work and play. Silicon Valley companies, along with some of the world's largest automakers, are racing to bring these cars to the market. But the fast pace of development is adding pressure on regulators to tackle unresolved issues, from determining liability in an accident to setting safety standards. KQED Science producer Sheraz Sadiq and reporter Craig Miller give us a look at the latest technologies.
And Scott Shafer hosts a discussion about the impact of these vehicles.
• Nidhi Kalra, RAND Corporation
• Bernard Soriano, California Department of Motor Vehicles
• Stephen Wu, Silicon Valley Law Group
San Francisco's Mayor's Race
Incumbent Ed Lee is running for a second term as San Francisco's mayor. There are five other candidates in the race, but none have the resources to mount a serious challenge. KQED's Marisa Lagos joins Thuy Vu to discuss the race.