Driverless cars

  • 2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

    Speculating on what will happen to Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] can be endlessly entertaining, and the discussions have taken up terabytes of server space already. But last week, a Forbes contributor suggested an intriguing notion: Should search giant Google buy Tesla? The conventional wisdom has been that ultimately, Tesla's backers and board will sell the company to a large global automaker. Such an acquirer could provide the parts-volume efficiencies and enormous capital resources required to grow production into the hundreds of thousands a year--ultimately perhaps millions. Of course, Tesla...

  • 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 hard day at work than in a smooth, quiet, green, and entirely autonomous electric car? It'd be like living in the future...

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