Autonomous Vehicles

The ‘Driverless Experience’ Looks Awfully Distracting

At CES 2019, carmakers showed off vehicles with perfume-puffing headrests, augmented-reality video displays, and all manner of in-car entertainment.

Uber Is Resuming Self-Driving Car Tests On U.S. Public Roads

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will see autonomous Ubers again.

Finally, the Self-Driving Car

Google’s sister company Waymo built the self-driving car. Now it needs to bring it to life.

The U.S. Military’s Drone Swarm Strategy Just Passed a Key Test

DARPA-funded drones worked together despite heavy electronic-warfare defenses.

These Drones Can Search and Rescue Without GPS

Traditional technologies don't always work in remote areas of the wilderness.

U.S. Military’s Self-Flying Helicopter Program Passes Critical Test

Unmanned Black Hawks are coming. The goal is a major flight demonstration next year.

Most Big Cities Are Planning for Autonomous Vehicles

The National League of Cities has seven recommendations for those looking to launch pilots.

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Introducing Resident-Centered Autonomous Vehicle Pilots

The Knight Foundation aims to take projects out of the hands of car companies in five cities.

What to Include in a National Framework for Self-Driving Vehicles

State and local officials had some ideas for Congress at a Wednesday hearing on Capitol Hill.

Waymo’s Robot Cars, and the Humans Who Tend to Them

People are always the hack that make automated systems work.

Waymo Just Laid Out Its Vision For a Driverless Future

The company wants to incorporate ride-sharing into its business model.

Uber’s Self-Driving Car Didn’t Malfunction, It Was Just Bad

There were no software glitches or sensor breakdowns that led to a fatal crash, merely poor object recognition, emergency planning, system design, testing methodology, and human operation.

The Future of AI Depends on High-School Girls

Women make up one-quarter of computer scientists. But in the field of artificial intelligence those numbers are likely much lower.