It's a race that's pitting the motor industry against tech giants and even the ridesharing company Uber. But what will be the impact when driverless cars take to the roads?
Doing favours is a basic feature of human society – but can robots join in?
Self-driving technology could change the way the insurance industry works, with carmakers on the hook.
New technologies do not exist in a vacuum. To succeed, new transport technology needs to match the ways we want to move around cities and be accommodated by laws and regulations.
Sometimes a user's death causes technology development to slow down – but other times, progress speeds up to address the newly uncovered problems.
The technological goals are lofty. But fitting the new tech into the social and political landscape might pose the bigger challenge.
The likes of Tesla's autopilot technology isn't meant for you to take your eyes off the road – there could be fatal consequences if you do.
Two Tesla cars running on autopilot have crashed this year, and one driver was killed. It raises the question of whether the company's autonomous driving system is safe for our roads.
Although they think it’s 'more moral,’ most people would not buy a driverless car programmed to make choices for the greater good.
Driverless cars are the technology of the future, but unless they learn how to drive in rain and snow, they will be a technology that lets us down when we need it the most.
Autonomous submarines might do for naval warfare what drones are doing for air warfare. So should Australia consider autonomous subs as a replacement for the Collins class?
People and machines need to be able to interact and communicate effectively. Right now we – and they – can't. But without that, we risk missing the potential benefits of collaboration.
Can software really be considered the "driver" of an autonomous vehicle? This is one question that needs to be resolved before driveless cars can hit the roads.
Why driverless cars won't let us take our eyes off the road just yet.
A thought experiment: how will people view mobility and personal vehicles once we have electric, autonomous vehicles in the future?
Self-driving cars may not be the solution to all our transport woes. Better to focus on public transport.
Trials of autonomous vehicles are set to kick off in Australia this year. So how far down the road to driverless cars are we today?
Programming cars to make ethical decisions like humans poses problems.
Cargo that automatically reports to customs, containers that monitor their contents, and robots that pick and pack at either end: technology is changing freight, forever.
Car manufacturers need to get a handle on their software problem, before cars start crashing.