New anti-sickness technology is needed for driverless cars to deliver on the promise of letting us read, work or watch films while we travel.
One-third of roads in the U.S. are unpaved; plenty more have faded or obscured road markings. Today's self-driving vehicles can't go on them, and will need new algorithms to handle those conditions.
The spread of ride-hailing services and autonomous vehicles will lead to higher energy demand, a study finds. Electric vehicles and a much cleaner grid are the only way to avoid more emissions.
A new study provides fascinating data on how people prioritise who to save in hypothetical driverless car crashes. But it takes more than just numbers to really create ethical machines.
Autonomous cars and people-centered communities are mutually exclusive, writes a cyclist and transportation scholar.
Humans are poor at remaining vigilant over time. That's bad news for the safety of partially automated cars, which sometimes need the person behind the wheel to quickly take over control.
To maximise the benefits and limit the costs, the use of autonomous vehicles should be pooled and their access to the city restricted.
The UK pioneered smart cards such as Oyster. But now, experimentation is being stifled as cash-strapped councils struggle to deliver basic services.
Technology is already changing how we live our lives and go about our days. Are we ready with collaborative planning processes so we are not taken by surprise by more profound change?
Silicon Valley's chip supplier de choix scored a massive own goal with smartphones. If it has got driverless cars wrong too, it could be goodnight Santa Clara.
Autonomous cars need to learn how to drive just like people do: with real-world practice on public roads. It's key to safety, and to public confidence in the new technologies.
A survey found very few people are aware of the social and health benefits from the wide scale use of autonomous vehicles. But their attitudes change with a little extra information.
Far from setting us free, autonomous vehicles are set to enable new forms of surveillance and oppression.
A damning report lists a number of questionable design decisions that appear to greatly increase the risks of a crash.
Do people really trust driverless cars to carry them safely to their destinations? New research shows that we are ready to use driverless cars in certain situations but not others, yet.
Cities are adapting to the needs of driverless cars. Here's how.
Companies developing autonomous vehicles are missing out on the local knowledge and values of the people who live where these cars are tested. And that lack of engagement sets up bigger problems.
Uber, Tesla and Waymo (Google) are leapfrogging traditional car makers like Ford, VW and General Motors when it comes to self-driving cars.
Traditional car manufacturing may have gone from Australia with a loss of jobs, but one senior figure in the motor industry sees a potential for new jobs thanks to driverless cars.
A sociolinguist wonders if they’ll ever be able to interpret the waves, high beams and middle fingers of human drivers.