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A self-driving bus completes a demonstration drive in Tokyo in July. Toru Hanai/Reuters

Smart cities: does this mean more transport disruptions?

New technologies do not exist in a vacuum. To succeed, new transport technology needs to match the ways we want to move around cities and be accommodated by laws and regulations.
Humans are still better than machines at driving in extreme weather conditions, for now. Flickr/Terence Lim

Driverless cars need to hit the road come rain, wind or shine

Driverless cars are the technology of the future, but unless they learn how to drive in rain and snow, they will be a technology that lets us down when we need it the most.
Tesla has already gone beyond demonstrating its self-driving car to having such a vehicle travel across the United States. Reuters/Beck Diefenbach

‘Killer robots’ hit the road – and the law has yet to catch up

Unlike a driver, the way a self-driving car responds to emergencies is programmed –decided in advance. We need to sort out the legal questions of responsibility this raises, and soon.
The first driverless car tests are set to commence in South Australia this year. Volvo

Where we are on the road to driverless cars

Trials of autonomous vehicles are set to kick off in Australia this year. So how far down the road to driverless cars are we today?

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