There’s lots to do when a car is driving itself.
Letting cars drive themselves could save some people huge amounts of time. What might they do when they would have been driving?
It would be better if people weren’t afraid of self-driving cars.
If government and industry overhype autonomous vehicles, the public may expect too much, be disappointed and reject the new technology.
Tech companies want to reduce conflict between texting and driving.
Why do tech companies care so much about self-driving cars? If drivers no longer need to pay attention to the road, they can use their mobile devices even more.
When self-driving cars get in crashes, who’s to blame?
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If autonomous vehicles are going to be safer than human drivers, they'll need to improve their ability to perceive and understand their surroundings – and become the ultimate defensive drivers.
Is chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, betting on tech utopia with plans to see autonomous vehicles on UK roads by 2021?
It's going to be difficult for UK government-backed autonomous vehicle projects to compete with Silicon Valley – unless they have something neat under the bonnet.
Truck platooning involves a lead truck with a driver guiding other trucks through vehicle to vehicle communication.
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Elon Musk's new Semi has platooning capability - where multiple trucks commute in a line with a single driver in the lead vehicle. But could it work in Australia?
Existing cars can stop when they detect pedestrians.
Driver aid systems and self-driving vehicle control systems could override a driver who is trying to attack people and prevent tragedy.
Lots of parking: the extraordinary amount of valuable land used to park cars in most cities could soon be freed up for other uses.
Cities around the world are starting to rethink the vast areas of land set aside for parking. The convergence of several trends likely will mean this space becomes available for other uses.
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Could we really reduce the number of vehicles on our roads from 37m to 9m?
A self-driving shuttle at Texas A&M.
Combining machine learning, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles could revolutionize how people with disabilities get around their communities.
The first autonomous vehicles are already upon us, but once their use becomes widespread they will change cities as surely as the original cars did.
It's clear autonomous vehicles will disrupt our cities, their land use and planning. Whether they make urban life better or worse depends on how well we anticipate and adapt to their impacts.
When will cars be able to talk to their surroundings?
If all the elements in the transportation system are going to talk to each other, the people at the companies and government agencies that make those items need to talk to each other too.
Don’t overlook immediate safety in a search for something better.
Consumers with high hopes of driverless vehicles improving safety might be looking past the boring near-term advances that could make a real difference. It happened before – more than 60 years ago.
Ford and Dominos have teamed up to deliver pizza by driverless cars in a public test in Michigan.
Domino's Pizza and Ford have teamed up to offer pizza delivery via driverless cars in Michigan. Is it the way of the future?
It's not all plain sailing when it comes to autonomous ships – they could make accidents at sea more severe and even end up being more expensive to run.
There are times a driver should take control of any driverless car system.
The first set of ethical rules on how self-driving cars should operate have been adopted by the German government.
Disruptive technology is starting to transform our cities, societies and lives.
As disruptive technology increasingly enters our lives, it demands that we rethink and reorganize all aspects of work, life, and society.
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Autonomous vehicles have many benefits, but they may be bad news for nature conservation.
Who could have predicted it would end like this?
The unexpected behaviour of even simple bots is only going to get more dramatic as AI scales up.
Cars are effectively becoming computers on wheels – and very attractive to cyber criminals.