Autonomous cars

 
Musk confirms Tesla is designing its own computer chip for self-driving cars (update)

Musk confirms Tesla is designing its own computer chip for self-driving cars (update)

Early last year, with promises of self-driving cars in owners' hands well before any competitor, development of the Tesla Autopilot system for the maker's electric cars was proceeding nicely. Then, in May 2016, a dedicated Tesla owner was killed in a Florida crash when his Tesla Model S, operating... read more

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2018 Nissan Leaf

The 2018 Nissan Leaf has three types of cruise control: how they differ

When the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car arrives at dealerships early next year, it will offer fresh styling inside and out, more power, a 150-mile range, and an array of... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
Audi Aicon Concept

Audi's self-driving e-tron electric concepts: Aicon (Level 5) and Elaine (Level 4) at Frankfurt

The 2017 Frankfurt Motor Showed offered a very specific ethos this year: electric and self-driving cars. Many automakers used the bright lights and gleaming stands to reveal... read more September 18, 2017 by


 
Einride T-pod, autonomous electric truck prototype

Autonomous electric truck prototype can be controlled remotely

Swedish company Einride has officially unveiled the first full-scale prototype of its futuristic autonomous electric truck. First announced back in April, the T-pod is touted... read more August 30, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3 "first production" car, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Tesla Model 3: do design features point to self-driving car-sharing service?

The Tesla Model 3 continues to generate an inordinate amount of interest from electric-car advocates and the general public, as pretty much any Tesla model has in the past... read more August 18, 2017 by


 
Amber One

Startup Amber's self-driving cars to hit Dutch streets in 2018?

While Uber, Tesla, and Google are fighting over who will be first to deploy self-driving cars on a large scale, the Dutch underdogs at mobility startup Amber are planning a... read more August 2, 2017 by


 
Waymo trains self-driving cars to identify emergency vehicles

House approves bill to exempt self-driving cars from safety standards, overrule state laws

The United States House of Representatives has taken the first step towards allowing automakers and technology companies to deploy self-driving cars on public roads. A House... read more July 20, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf ProPilot Assist

Latest teaser for 2018 Nissan Leaf shows ProPilot Assist self-driving capability

Nissan has begun to release a slow trickle of information about the 2018 Leaf electric car, but the latest teaser has nothing to do with its zero-emission powertrain... read more June 23, 2017 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla gets new Autopilot head after just five months

Tesla's most recent Autopilot software head has left the company after just five months on the job. Chris Lattner, who had previously worked at Apple for more than a decade... read more June 22, 2017 by


 
Tesla Autopilot 2 Perpendicular Park

Is the latest Tesla Autopilot 'smooth as silk' as Musk claims? Video shows results

Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that the latest iteration of Autopilot would be the most refined variation of the software yet. In fact, the Tesla chief recently tweeted that... read more June 21, 2017 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Tesla driver killed in Autopilot crash ignored repeated warnings, NTSB says

The National Transportation Safety Board has published its first findings after investigating a fatal highway crash in 2016 involving a Tesla Model S and a tractor trailer... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
One of 130 second-generation self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars, with GM CEO Mary Barra

Self-driving Chevy Bolt EV electric test cars to be deployed

It's widely acknowledged that most, if not all, of the autonomous vehicles expected to reach our roads in volume will be electric cars. Without the complexity of a combustion... read more June 14, 2017 by


 
Kongsberg Maritime autonomous boat concept

If autonomous electric cars are coming, why not ships too?

Vehicle engineering and development focuses heavily on passenger cars and light trucks, but what about other forms of transportation? In an effort to cut congestion on its... read more May 9, 2017 by


 
Honda Fit EV at launch, Northeast Portland community electric car sharing program  [PhotosByKim LLC]

Drive Oregon goes Forth: new name, broader mission, more states

Oregon is a state that punches well above its weight in promoting and adopting zero-emission vehicles and plug-in electric cars. Smaller than California, it offers a... read more April 30, 2017 by


 
Liviu Tudoran's "Apple iMove" design study

Apple self-driving car plans emerge: how will it play with automakers?

Last year, techies, auto journalists, and Apple fans spent a great deal of time debating the existence, technology, and potential prospects of an "Apple car" project that the... read more April 26, 2017 by


 
Riding in prototype of fully autonomous Nissan Leaf electric car, March 2017  [video: Fully Charged]

Riding in prototype autonomous Nissan Leaf electric car: what it's like (video)

It's been a vision of the future for decades now: self-driving cars that let you get in, specify your destination, and then curl up for a bit more sleep, waking when you... read more April 3, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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