The first set of ethical rules on how self-driving cars should operate have been adopted by the German government.
We are witnessing dramatic advances in the deployment of autonomous systems, but are we designing robots that can be trusted?
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.
A glimpse of tomorrow's world.
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.
Shifting to plug-in cars wouldn't be enough to max out global oil consumption by 2040. But it could help make that happen if cities pitch in and ride-sharing doesn't crowd out public transportation.
Political and community leaders must act now to preserve the American middle class and adapt the US economy for the 21st century.
Not everyone agrees on how artificial intelligence will change the way we live. But it's not all doom and gloom either.
Self-driving vehicles will need to communicate and work together.
While there is currently interest interest in artificial intelligence, it offers limited achievements, such as the autonomous car. Tomorrow, machines will learn alone and forge solutions.
Driverless cars and drones will require pinpoint location accuracy, which means our methods for measuring the Earth's centre need an overhaul.
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.
The new Internet of Things has the potential to compensate for Africa's legacies of underdevelopment.
When you don't need a human to drive a car there are plenty of things you can do with such a vehicle.