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Switzerland should watch this as well as the biggest party - the populists from the right - wants to make Switzerland leave the European Human Rights Convention as well because they want to make people believe that "foreign judges" (The European Court for Human Rights) should not overrule Swiss courts' decisions.
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Chris Urmson, Director of the Self-Driving Car Project, explains the difference between driver assistance systems and fully self-driving cars in his recent +TED Talk "How a driverless car sees the world." 
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*Open Science Newsletter Nr. 53 der +Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren *

Themen: + + + #OpenScience   – Chancen, Herausforderungen und Handlungsfelder + + + Open-Access-Tage 2015: Anmeldung eröffnet + + +  Internationale Kritik an Elseviers Vorgehen gegen den grünen Weg + + +  Open-Access-Strategie für Berlin + + + EU fördert #OpenAccess  
Publikationen auch nach Projektende + + + Empfehlungen für standardisierte internationale Rechte-Angaben + + + Open-Access-Journal erprobt Pay-What-You-Want-Geschäftsmodell + + + Das deutsche Zweitveröffentlichungsrecht macht Schule + + + re3data.org wird Teil der DataCite-Familie + + + Open Plankton Science + + + WHO fordert zügige Offenlegung von Daten aus klinischen Studien + + + Harvard nutzt CC0 als Standard für Forschungsdaten + + + FASTR: Gesetzentwurf zur Förderung von Open Access in den USA + + +
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Last week, we crossed the million mile mark for our project.  Our software has now self-driven the equivalent of 75 years of typical U.S. adult driving!  Along the way, we’ve navigated more than 200,000 stop signs, 600,000 traffic lights, and seen 180 million vehicles—with several thousand traffic cones, some fluttering plastic shopping bags, and a rogue duck thrown in for good measure.  

We’ve come a long way since +Larry Page first challenged us to demonstrate that self-driving technology had long-term potential. Back in 2009, he gave us two audacious goals. The first was to drive 100,000 miles on public roads; in 2009, this was about 10x more miles than had ever been completed by any autonomous driving team.  The second was to drive 10 sets of 100 interesting miles—well known California routes that included crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, navigating the curves of Lombard Street in San Francisco, and traversing the 200+ traffic lights of major boulevard El Camino Real.  We met those early goals, but it was hard to imagine we’d ever cruise the boulevards of Mountain View, California, as smoothly as we do today.  We’re taking this million mile milestone as further proof that fully self-driving vehicles will become a reality, and we’re looking forward to finding out where the next million miles will take us.  
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