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

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 stucco homes, curving roads, and cul-de-sacs. On the roads with them were 11 self-driving vehicles, from a battered... read more

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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 


 
Ford conducts real-world testing of car-to-car communication technology

Ford Begins Testing Of Queue-Busting Car-To-Car Technology

Making cars more efficient is only one step in improving personal mobility in the future. The other, some will tell you, is making the roads themselves a more efficient place... read more August 7, 2012 by 


 
Blind driver Steve Mahan in Google's Self-Driving Toyota Prius, March 2012

Blind Man Drives Prius, With A Little Help From Google (Video)

Steve Mahan got into a Toyota Prius hybrid, drove to the dry cleaner's, picked up some clothes he'd left to be cleaned, and drove home. The trip was about a mile and a half... read more March 29, 2012 by  3


 
Google autonomous Toyota Prius test vehicle

How Google's Self-Driving Car Works

Once a secret project, Google's autonomous vehicles are now out in the open, quite literally, with the company test-driving them on public roads and, on one occasion, even... read more October 18, 2011 by  5


 
Chevrolet EN-V Concept, autonomous two-seat urban electric car, October 2011

GM To Start Work on Next-Gen EN-V Electric Pod Car Program

It's been a big morning for General Motors, with news coming left and right from its big media event in Detroit to celebrate Chevrolet's 100th birthday. In addition to... read more October 12, 2011 by 


 
poster from Audi Urban Future conference, Frankfurt, September 2011

Audi Urban Future Initiative: Smaller, Smarter, Autonomous, Linked Cars

Put a group of urban planners, architects, and sociologists on a panel to discuss transportation in the cities of the future, and you may find they don’t spend much... read more September 19, 2011 by  4


 
2010 GM EN-V Concept

Remember GM's Autonomous Pod Cars? GPS Has To Catch Up First

We've always been intrigued by the EN-V autonomous pod cars proposed by General Motors. Maybe they harken back to the happy futurism of the Fifties, or maybe it's just that... read more August 15, 2011 by 


 
China's National University of Defense Technology sent a robot-controlled car on a 216-mile trip

China Builds And Tests Its Own Robot Car

The select global fleet of self-driving cars has a new Chinese addition, and the developers claim the intellectual property behind it was created entirely at a Chinese... read more August 3, 2011 by  3


 
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