Why Insurance Companies Are So Worried About Driverless Cars

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. 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? » 3/05/15 9:18am 3/05/15 9:18am

World's Biggest Supplier Plans Cars With Full Autopilot By 2025

They may not look like neon silver bean-eggs like the Mercedes F 015 concept, but the autonomous cars are coming, and they're coming soon. How soon? If Bosch gets their way, then cars will have full autopilot by 2025. » 1/15/15 3:47pm 1/15/15 3:47pm

Why BMW's Self-Drifting Car Is A Step Forward For Driverless Tech

You're looking at BMW's self-drifting BMW M235i. What's interesting about it isn't that it can do perfect circle donuts, but that it proves something reassuring about driverless cars. » 11/24/14 3:15pm 11/24/14 3:15pm

The 2017 Cadillac CTS May Drive On Highways For You

At the start, it will only be a single stretch of road and a few individual cars, but it's coming: cars that communicate with other cars, and also with the roads they're driving on. Cadillac plans on being the first. » 9/08/14 11:56am 9/08/14 11:56am

Driverless Cars Will Hit UK Roads Next January

The British government gave the green light for the public testing of driverless cars and will spend $17 million on up to three cities that will be selected to host the trials. » 7/30/14 8:32am 7/30/14 8:32am

Where are driverless cars even legal?

We've got the answer. These are the states where driverless cars AKA self-driving cars AKA autonomous cars AKA robot cars are legal (FL is more progressive than you think), not legal and in-legislation. Also shown are the states with no legislation at all. » 6/11/14 4:20pm 6/11/14 4:20pm

Should Your Driverless Car Kill You to Save Two Other People?

There's a train speeding down the tracks towards five innocent people who will never get away in time. You can save them by pulling a switch, but it'll kill another person on a different track. It's a thought experiment people have debated for ages, but it's about to become a real dilemma when we program robots to… » 5/12/14 3:40pm 5/12/14 3:40pm

California Is Rushing To Create Some Rules For Driverless Cars

California took a big step in 2012 to effectively give the OK to autonomous cars on public roads. Now they're racing against a deadline to write the rules of the road for driverless vehicles. Looks like it's going to be quite a long road, though. » 3/12/14 7:00pm 3/12/14 7:00pm

Morgan Stanley Thinks Self-Driving Cars Will Bring Utopia by 2026

The term "techno-utopian" is helpful for referring to people who believe technology alone can solve the world's problems. The term is rarely used literally. But if the financial services company Morgan Stanley is to be believed, driverless cars will literally bring about a utopian society in just over a decade. » 2/25/14 6:25pm 2/25/14 6:25pm

A Family of Singing Time-Travelers Drive the Highways of Tomorrow

Tired of sitting in traffic? Just take the completely automated, high-speed safety lane! At least that's what the singing, time-traveling family of the 1950s did in this amazing film from General Motors. » 2/19/14 1:00pm 2/19/14 1:00pm

All Work and No Play Makes Self-Driving Cars a Dull Ploy

Back in the 1950s and 60s, self-driving cars represented the fantastic life of luxury that was supposed to be just around the corner. But here in the 21st century we can't even pretend that our driverless cars of the future will be filled with board games and light reading. No, our self-driving car of tomorrow will be… » 2/17/14 2:15pm 2/17/14 2:15pm

These Are The Most And Least Expensive States To Own A 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? » 9/16/13 9:14am 9/16/13 9:14am

Would You Buy A Car You Won't Drive?

Lately, it has become more apparent than ever that autonomous cars are coming for real and they are coming soon. But are people actually going to buy cars they won't drive? » 9/13/13 10:00am 9/13/13 10:00am

How Greg Tracy Proved Human Drivers Are Better Than Drone Cars

Google engineers will tell you that one day robot-controlled cars will be able to drive better and safer than humans. One year ago, in a stunt for Hot Wheels, driver Greg Tracy proved just how far off those robots really are. » 8/06/13 11:38pm 8/06/13 11:38pm

British Government Clears Testing For Driverless Nissans

If you live in the United Kingdom and you happen to see a Nissan Leaf cruise past you with no one behind the wheel, fear not; it hasn't been hijacked by a terrorist. It's for science! » 7/18/13 2:00pm 7/18/13 2:00pm

Technology Will Make Your Life Better Will Make Your Life Worse

Welcome to Must Read, where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond. Today we've got reports from The New York Times, MIT TechnologyReview, NASCARNOMICS, and Petrolicious. » 7/09/13 6:00pm 7/09/13 6:00pm

Autonomous Cars vs. Driving Enjoyment. Discuss.

As I sat in Washington DC traffic this morning, I contemplated what life would be like if I got to stretch out in my car watching a movie or catching up on email vs. what I was doing, which sucked. The purist in me wants to row my own gears, find that perfect back road and just enjoy driving. The commuter in me is,… » 3/27/13 9:01am 3/27/13 9:01am