Autonomous Cars Could Actually Make Car Sharing Work

Car sharing services like Zipcar have made living without a car in a city more manageable, but it's far from perfect. So what if, in the future, you borrow a driverless car to get where you're going? That might actually stop a lot of unnecessary cars from clogging the roads. » 3/21/14 9:00pm 3/21/14 9:00pm

Volvo Doesn't Trust GPS or Cameras, Puts Magnets In The Road Instead

Volvo says magnets have great potential for autonomous vehicles since established positioning technologies like GPS and cameras have limitations in certain conditions. Road-integrated magnets remain unaffected by physical obstacles and poor weather conditions. Just don't drop your credit card. » 3/11/14 9:40am 3/11/14 9:40am

Hell is Other Drivers: Why I'm Looking Forward to Autonomous Cars

I enjoy driving; whether it's hooning a curvy mountain road or a just taking a relaxing cruise, listening to music and enjoying the scenery. Driving can be enjoyed in many different ways by anyone who has a car, but there's one thing that consistently ruins a driving experience: other drivers. » 2/08/14 2:30pm 2/08/14 2:30pm

Fiat Now Owns All Of Chrysler

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 1/02/14 9:30am 1/02/14 9:30am

Honda Wants Stores To Help Autonomously Park Your Car

Every car company seems to be guaranteeing autonomous cars before the end of the decade. But the levels of autonomy greatly differ. Some automakers seem to envision a car taking you from place to place, Honda sees it parking itself, if the store lets you. » 10/22/13 3:14pm 10/22/13 3:14pm

Will Zoox Show An Autonomous Car At The LA Show Or A Big Load Of Crap?

Usually in the high-tech world, a website that makes big promises and consists of nothing but a sleek computer rendering of some revolutionary product is usually a good shorthand for "bullshit." The automotive world isn't much different, as the website for Zoox may or may not prove, depending on what we see at the… » 10/21/13 2:46pm 10/21/13 2:46pm

2020 Will Be The Year Of The Autonomous Car

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 9/12/13 9:12am 9/12/13 9:12am

What It's Like To Ride Around In Nissan's Autonomous Car

Nissan just announced that by 2020, they'll be ready to sell you an autonomous, self-driving car. And I believe them, since I've just ridden in one of these robo-cars. You want to know what it's like to ride in an autonomous car? Boring. And that's exactly what they want it to be. » 8/27/13 2:08pm 8/27/13 2:08pm

Daily Mail Duped By Fake Article About Google Selling Driverless Cars

According to this article in the Daily Mail, urban alterna-taxi service and annoying fashion-shoot-looking-website Uber will be purchasing 2500 of Google's new self-driving cars, the GX3200. This data comes by way of a TechCrunch story about the first-of-its-kind fleet. Too bad it didn't actually happen. » 8/26/13 1:52pm 8/26/13 1:52pm