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.
How might we, and our nation's roads and highways, need to change as autonomous vehicles become more ubiquitous? We know a lot of the answers, but not all of them.
Political and community leaders must act now to preserve the American middle class and adapt the US economy for the 21st century.
The dystopian urban future imagined in the Judge Dredd comics warns against letting technology rule our transport systems.
Flying cars have been the stuff of science fiction for years, and now companies are now starting to look at such options. But what will it take to get our cars off the ground?
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?
A former animal trainer explains how we might usefully think about the limitations of artificial intelligence systems.
Machines are taking over many human tasks but what happens when something goes wrong? Would humans still have the skills to react and prevent a tragedy?
For a driverless car to be safer than one driven by a person it must know what's going on around it. But making a system that can "see" is a challenge for tech companies.
When you don't need a human to drive a car there are plenty of things you can do with such a vehicle.
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.
The ethics and psychology of trust suggest ways we might learn to understand self-driving cars, but also show why doing so might be more challenging than we expect.