Airline pilots are often exhausted.
Pilots are often overtired, making them prone to errors. Some countries let them sleep on the job – under strict rules. Pilots love the idea, but consumers are wary, for now.
A Boeing 737 taxies at Manchester Airport in the United Kingdom.
The 737 Max is the best-selling airliner ever. But two have crashed in five months, killing 346, damaging Boeing's future and raising questions about the increasing sophistication of cockpit technology.
Floods of traffic can clog up an internet server and the wires connecting it to other systems.
The very first cyberattack clogged up the nascent internet, halting digital communications. Now much bigger, the internet is still largely open to – and suffering regularly from – similar attacks.
Detailed digital forensics could help make everyone safer online.
An ultra-safe industry has important experience that could help a vulnerable new industry improve its safety.
An NVIDIA-powered Audi needs no driver.
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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.