Driverless cars and drones will require pinpoint location accuracy, which means our methods for measuring the Earth's centre need an overhaul.
There's every chance that, if mismanaged, driverless vehicle technologies will entrench the ills of car dependency.
We should all learn from mistakes. Driverless cars must do the same when it comes to any accidents they've been involved in on our roads, no matter who was to blame.
Driverless cars may cut the number of traffic offences but they could open up a whole new area of litigation - who's responsible for any crash?
The new Internet of Things has the potential to compensate for Africa's legacies of underdevelopment.
When you don't need a human to drive a car there are plenty of things you can do with such a vehicle.
We have the potential to liberate the workforce to do the one thing that machines can’t do – improve ourselves and the emotional lives of others.
Together, three recent events mark a crucial turning point in the development of autonomous cars: They are both safer and more advanced than ever before.
From the discovery of gravitational waves, to the Pokémon Go phenomenon to the Census debacle, it's been a big year in science and technology.
Roads versus public transport: for decades, these have been the battle lines in debates over transport in our cities. But a revolution in mobility is under way that will transform our thinking.
Apple has pulled back from challenging the car industry with a new vehicle.
Driverless cars are the future, right? Wait. While things would be simple if our roads were 100% driverless, getting there is anything but. And planning for roads shared by robots and humans is hard.
Improved autonomous vehicle technology could reduce the tens of thousands of annual U.S. deaths due to human error behind the wheel. Are driverless cars the next big public health intervention?
If computers ruled the roads, we might be out of a jam.
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?
Uber's introduction of driverless cars is a big change for the company but the changes it has brought to the world of work are here to stay.
Self-driving technology could change the way the insurance industry works, with carmakers on the hook.
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.
The navigation tactics of certain Australian ants could point the way to helping driverless cars find their way around.