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.
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.
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.
Self-driving cars are way more energy efficient than your average vehicle – but that doesn't necessarily mean they'll reduce carbon emissions.
The search goliath has spent over $5bn on everything from driverless cars to smart contact lenses in the past three years. The UK tax hounds must be delighted.
Five million people work in the U.S. transportation sector. It's unclear where they'll end up as driverless technology takes off.