Elon Musk Describes the Future of Self-Driving Cars

Elon Musk isn't afraid to speak his mind—and it always feels like he's about to change the world. So when the Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal billionaire sat down with Nvidia's CEO to talk about his self-driving cars, we listened carefully. (Not because he always delivers on his promises, mind you.) » 3/18/15 9:46am 3/18/15 9:46am

Apple's Car Will Drive Itself, Says Reuters

As if yesterday's report that Apple is working on an electric car codenamed "Titan" wasn't surprising enough, this morning Reuters issued a follow up claiming Apple's car is actually of the self-driving variety. And there's more. » 2/14/15 2:11pm 2/14/15 2:11pm

Apple Really Is Working on a Car, Claims Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has hundreds of people working on a top secret project: an electric minivan. The massive undertaking, codenamed "Titan", is expected to last years, and it's entirely possible that Apple will abandon it. But if it doesn't, Steve Jobs's iCar dream will finally come true. » 2/13/15 6:00pm 2/13/15 6:00pm

Google and Uber Might End Up Duking It Out Over Self-Driving Taxis

Google may have invested some major funds in Uber over a year ago, but according to Bloomberg, it's looking to churn out a rideshare app of its own. This comes just after news that Uber is looking to edge in on Google's self-driving car game with the Uber Advanced Technologies Center. In other words, both companies… » 2/02/15 5:22pm 2/02/15 5:22pm

NASA and Nissan Are Building a Self-Driving Car For Cities… and Space

NASA and Nissan just announced a five-year partnership in the development of a self-driving car that will not only tackle city streets but also alien planets. Most of the research will take place in Silicon Valley, where both organizations already have research facilities. And believe it or not, NASA wants to learn… » 1/09/15 9:30am 1/09/15 9:30am

Driving a BMW Remotely With a Smartwatch Feels Preposterously Dangerous

The BMW I3 is a lovely hunk of automobile, the kind of vehicle you would save up for years to buy, and then polish with a diaper. Hold on there, sir. Do you really want to drive this masterpiece of engineering with a Samsung Gear S smartwatch? » 1/06/15 2:11pm 1/06/15 2:11pm

The New Mercedes Self-Driving Car Concept Is Packed Full of Future

The Mercedes Luxury in Motion is not a car that you'll be able to find on a lot any time soon. It's not bound for any highways or driveways in the near future. It is, though, a glimpse at the future of automotive transportation. And a damn good looking one at that. » 1/05/15 11:32pm 1/05/15 11:32pm

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 1:55pm 12/15/14 1:55pm

Are These the Self-Driving Cars of the Future?

Ford's Adding Another Self-Driving Feature to Its Cars Next Year

There's a lot of debate over when—and whether—self-driving cars will hit the road. Elon Musk says six years. Volvo says three. However, some of the features of self-driving cars are already in action. And with Ford's announcement that its sedans will sport pedestrian detection technology starting next year, there are… » 10/23/14 4:46pm 10/23/14 4:46pm

This Audi RS7 Just Drove Itself Around A Track At 150MPH

Audi showcased its new Audi RS7 piloted driving concept prior to the finale of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) by having it circle the Hockenheimring without a driver at high speeds. » 10/19/14 2:47pm 10/19/14 2:47pm

Elon Musk: Self-Driving Teslas Are Just Six Years Away

Tesla Motors founder/CEO/madman-in-chief Elon Musk is feeling bullish on self-driving cars: He just told The Wall Street Journal that his all-electric car company will have autonomous vehicles six years from now, and they'll run circles around foolish human drivers. » 9/18/14 5:17pm 9/18/14 5:17pm

NASA Workers Are 'Guinea Pigs' In Google's Self-Driving Car Program

Google's self-driving cars are required to have a brake, accelerator, and steering wheel to test in California. But the Big G has found a loophole, and it's making unwitting test subjects out of NASA employees at the Ames Research Center outside of Mountain View, CA. » 9/05/14 9:32pm 9/05/14 9:32pm

6 Simple Things Google's Self-Driving Car Still Can't Handle

Self-driving cars are most definitely the future. They have been for decades. For Google, that future isn't quite as close as you might think—as of right now, its autonomous vehicle would fail a driver's license test before it ever got out of the parking lot. » 8/30/14 12:00pm 8/30/14 12:00pm

Google's Testing Self-Driving Cars In a Matrix-Style Simulation

Somewhere in the Googleplex, Google has a digital simulation of the entire Californian road system to test its self-driving cars. This, says Google, allows it to perform "decades worth of testing" in just hours. » 8/22/14 7:00am 8/22/14 7:00am

Will Autonomous Cars Kill the Traffic Light?

The first electric traffic light blazed to life a century ago this month, transforming the way our cities managed vehicular flow. But this icon of the automobile age could become a rarity on our American roads, thanks to the advent of autonomous cars. » 8/20/14 12:26pm 8/20/14 12:26pm

Google's Autonomous Car Is Programmed to Speed Because It's Safer

Self-driving cars are coming, some people are freaked out about them. Here's something that might not put those people at ease: According to a Google engineer, the cars are designed to exceed the speed limit. Don't worry though! There's actually a good reason for it. » 8/19/14 3:45pm 8/19/14 3:45pm

Watch the Marines' New Self-Driving Car Navigate a Battlefield

While we've all heard about Google's silly-looking self-driving cars. But did you know that the military's been working on own autonomous vehicles of its own? Honestly, it's no huge surprise that soldiers would want this technology, too. It sure does look badass, though. » 7/21/14 11:35am 7/21/14 11:35am

The FBI's Worried That Self-Driving Cars Could Be Turned Into Weapons

An internal FBI report obtained by The Guardian speculates about what the roads will look like when they're packed with driverless cars. And because it's the FBI, there's a gloomy analysis of how criminals could exploit our autonomous automotive future. » 7/16/14 10:13am 7/16/14 10:13am

Daimler's Self-Driving Truck Isn't Good for Nervous Highway Drivers

Attention Google: Your self-driving car looks wimpy compared to this self-driving beast-turned-truck. On Thursday, German automaker Daimler demonstrated the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 (that's when it hopes the vehicle will hit the marketplace) to spectators. » 7/05/14 4:30pm 7/05/14 4:30pm