If government and industry overhype autonomous vehicles, the public may expect too much, be disappointed and reject the new technology.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Driver aid systems and self-driving vehicle control systems could override a driver who is trying to attack people and prevent tragedy.
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.
Could we really reduce the number of vehicles on our roads from 37m to 9m?
Combining machine learning, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles could revolutionize how people with disabilities get around their communities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The first set of ethical rules on how self-driving cars should operate have been adopted by the German government.
As disruptive technology increasingly enters our lives, it demands that we rethink and reorganize all aspects of work, life, and society.
Autonomous vehicles have many benefits, but they may be bad news for nature conservation.
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.
Pedestrians ensure their safety by making eye contact with human drivers. Autonomous cars will have to communicate with nearby people in other ways.