Autonomous cars

 
How To Cut Vehicle Emissions 90 Percent: Get Rid Of Human Drivers

How To Cut Vehicle Emissions 90 Percent: Get Rid Of Human Drivers

The most straightforward way to reduce automotive emissions is probably to just get rid of cars. But what if you kept the cars, and eliminated their drivers instead? Acolytes of self-driving cars have held up fuel efficiency as one of their potential benefits, although it's hard to quantify the... read more

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2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Self-Driving Porsche Not Only More Fuel-Efficient, But Faster Than Humans Too

Self-driving cars are expected to increase road safety, and free up at least some time for their occupants during the morning commute. Machines will never get... read more November 12, 2014 by 


 
CA Governor Jerry Brown, State Sen. Alex Padilla, and Google's Sergey Brin beside an autonomous car

Would Intelligent Cars Get Us Green Quicker Than Electric Cars?

What technologies will have the most impact on making cars greener and transportation more sustainable--and provide that impact fastest? Suppose that the key isn't plug-in... read more September 29, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Self-Driving Cars From Tesla In About 3 Years, Says CEO Elon Musk

Autonomous vehicles have become a hot talking point in recent years, as major firms like Google continue high-profile development of the technology. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla... read more September 10, 2014 by 


 
University of Michigan's Mobility Transformation Facility to test self-driving cars, Ann Arbor, MI

Michigan's Mock City: Where Robot Cars Will Drive (And, Ideally, Not Crash)

Seven years ago, dozens of professional stunt drivers in identical Ford Tauruses drove for hours through a ghostly and abandoned suburban California subdivision of one-story... read more June 9, 2014 by 


 
Google Self-Driving Car Prototype

Google's Electric, Autonomous Test Car Looks Happy, Has No Steering Wheel

This is probably not the car you'll be whisked around cities in, in the future. Which is either a good or bad thing, depending on how much you like cars that look like koala... read more May 28, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S all-wheel-drive prototype testing in California, March 2014

Is This A Tesla Model S AWD Prototype Caught Testing? (Video, Photos)

It's long been expected that sooner or later, the Tesla Model S electric sport sedan will be offered with all-wheel drive. Now, two different Tesla fans have captured photos... read more March 4, 2014 by 


 
Rinspeed XchangE concept, 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Rinspeed XchangE Concept: Tarted-Up Automonous Tesla At Geneva Motor Show

One of the highlights of the annual Geneva Motor Show--whether technologically or simply for amusement value--is seeing what Swiss automaker Rinspeed has chosen to unveil... read more February 18, 2014 by 


 
2014 Lincoln MKT

Ford: Predictive Logic Can Boost Cruise-Control MPG 5 Percent

Cruise control is an American driving staple. We use it on long road trips to reduce fatigue. And with the advent of adaptive cruise control systems, we're even using it on... read more December 18, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Tesla Motors Hires Ex-Apple VP As Head Of Vehicle Programs

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] thinks of itself as more Silicon Valley than Detroit, but its latest high-profile hire is a bit of both. Tesla announced that it is hiring former... read more October 25, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Model S

Tesla To Build A Self-Driving Car Within 3 Years, CEO Musk Says

Electric-car maker Tesla has released a bit more detail about its plans to jump on the self-driving car bandwagon. Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] will build a self-driving car... read more September 18, 2013 by 


 
Nissan Leaf autonomous car prototype

Nissan Shows Fully Autonomous Cars It Plans To Build By 2020

Cars that can drive themselves--under certain circumstances--are increasingly in the news. Even so, Nissan surprised the world with its recent announcement of a program to... read more September 9, 2013 by 


 
BMW i3 Coupe concept

2014 BMW i3 Electric Car: Connectivity, Navigation Highlights

We'll finally see an undisguised 2014 BMW i3 electric car in about two weeks. But, this week, BMW released not only a few technical specifications for the powertrain but also... read more July 12, 2013 by  14


 
Induct Technology's Navia automated, wireless charging passenger shuttle

Driverless Electric Shuttle Bus Carries Racetrack Visitors (Video)

A race track isn't necessarily the place you'd expect to find the latest in zero-emissions transit, but that's exactly what you'll find at Circuit of the Americas in Texas... read more July 12, 2013 by  1


 
Google's Self-Driving Toyota Prius

Self-Driving Tesla Electric Cars Coming, Courtesy Of Google?

Love or hate Tesla Motors (NSDQ:TSLA) and its CEO Elon Musk, it's hard to deny that he's ahead of the curve when it comes to developing new cars. So when Musk says... read more May 8, 2013 by  12


 
Oxford University's autonomous Nissan Leaf (Image: Video screencap)

Driverless Nissan Leaf: Oxford University Wants To Reduce System's Cost

It's early days for both electric vehicles and autonomous cars, but the technology for the two seems to go hand-in-hand. After all, what better way to be whizzed home after a... read more February 26, 2013 by  0


 

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