The World As Seen By a Self-Driving Car

For self-driving cars to work safely, we need better mapsmuch better maps. These maps will not only need to know where the roads are. They'll need to show real-time details as general as traffic patterns and as specific the number of inches to the curb. They'll also need to cover millions of miles worth of road. » 12/15/14 4:33pm Monday 4:33pm

Americans Feel Good About Self-Driving Cars But Don't Want Them Yet

The self-driving cars are coming. Make no mistake about that. The powers-that-be may not drag us Jalops kicking and screaming from our manual-tranny E30 beaters, but there are a lot of other buyers interested in their potential benefits. So how do people really feel about self-driving cars? » 8/05/14 7:01pm 8/05/14 7:01pm

​The Stig Is Terrified Of Self-Driving Cars

It's easy to understand why some of us don't like the idea of autonomous cars. We enjoy the drive, adore the freedom, and practiced heel-toe downshifts for too damn long to give it up. But Ben Collins – former Stig and current halfwit – apparently gets paid to play fear mongering pundit rather than rational… » 7/30/14 8:03pm 7/30/14 8:03pm

Google Co-Founder ​Sergey Brin Doesn't Understand Us And Never Will

Sergey Brin lives in another world. Like every other non-gearhead, he doesn't understand us. He doesn't get why we wrench in our garages, spend weekends at track days, or take off in the middle of the night for a ride. He's like your Aunt Martha, except Brin has the power to change the world. And he doesn't make those… » 7/08/14 5:12pm 7/08/14 5:12pm

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