Is This Ride-Sharing Smart Minivan the Future of Self-Driving Cars?

Autonomous vehicles are likely going to have to do more than just drive themselves: They're also going to have to organize carpools. GM's EN-V was cute and all, but this Akka Link & Go 2.0 is more like a tiny bus—which is a much more reasonable proposition for a self-driving, car-sharing fleet. » 3/12/14 6:42pm 3/12/14 6:42pm

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

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 2:59pm 2/19/14 2:59pm

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 2:49pm 2/17/14 2:49pm

Google's Cars Now Drive Better Than You Do

Though there may be plenty of hurdles when it comes to getting self-driving cars on the road in large numbers, Google has gotten one step closer to its goal of replacing every human on Earth with machines (I think that's what "Don't Be Evil" meant). Through an analysis of reams of data, they've proven that their… » 10/26/13 11:15am 10/26/13 11:15am

The UK Is About to Connect an Entire Highway to the Internet

Imagine a future where your car's not just connected to the road between the tire rubber and tarmac. It's connected to the internet and not only sending a steady stream of data but also receiving signals to speed up or slow down based on the traffic. This futuristic future is already here. » 10/02/13 7:29pm 10/02/13 7:29pm

Now Nokia and Mercedes Are Trying to Build a Self-Driving Car

Self-driving cars stand to be the next piece of technology that shakes the foundations of modern life. It's not hard to see why—it's basically science fiction come to life. Since it seems like everybody wants to be involved, news that Mercedes and Nokia were teaming up didn't come as a huge surprise. » 9/11/13 9:45am 9/11/13 9:45am

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

America Is Running Out Of Subarus As Subarapture Approaches

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? » 5/31/13 9:17am 5/31/13 9:17am

Audi Will Be The First Established Carmaker To Run Driverless Cars On…

Google got approval to run its driverless cars within Nevada last year, but now the state has allowed Audi to run its driverless cars on the streets as well. This marks the first time an established carmaker has been given the authority to test its driverless cars on public roads. » 1/07/13 4:40pm 1/07/13 4:40pm