Driverless Cars


Who Is at Fault When a Driverless Car Gets in an Accident?

It may seem odd, but we already have the laws we need for dealing with this inevitable situation.


Will a World of Driverless Cars Be Heaven or Hell?

The answer depends in large part on whether we own autonomous vehicles or share them.

The Practical Path to Driverless Cars

As Silicon Valley races toward the future of driving, Tampa is keeping a more manageable pace.


How to Make Car-Share Work in the Suburbs

Envisioning a system in which private services, transit agencies, and local businesses all share a fleet.


How Driverless Cars Could Save the Government Lots and Lots of Money

In an autonomous world, many long-delayed improvements will be rendered obsolete.


Imagine: A World Where Nobody Owns Their Own Car

It's possible, and sooner than you'd think.

Library of Congress

Reality Check: Cars Didn't Save Our Cities From Being Buried in Horse Manure

An increasingly relevant history lesson.

This Is Your Brain on Cars

Paul Salopek is sharing his insights during a seven-year walk around the world.


What the Future of Driverless Cars Will Actually Look Like

Tallying the potential benefits in fewer accidents, less fuel needed, and more road capacity.


How Robots in Outer Space Are Influencing the Cars of the Future

If engineers can build bots that can land themselves on Mars, surely they can produce less sophisticated systems for our vehicles.

Let's All Stop Obsessing About the 'Next Great Thing' in Urban Transportation

Instead of coveting some trendy system, let's spend a little more time fixing the ones we've got.


Why Driverless Cars Are 'Probably' Legal

A recent legal paper makes the case that existing laws don't prohibit automated vehicles.

Steve Jurvetson

Prediction of the Day: Cities Will Soon Compete to Build Driverless Car Infrastructure

You heard it here first.

How Driveless Cars Will Revolutionize the Transit System

Transportation-as-a-service models could really take off in a world of hyper-optimized robo-taxis.


A Car That Navigated Itself Way Back in 1966

A proto-GPS used punch cards to direct drivers.

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The Future of Car Commuting

Road trains — semi-autonomous highway platoons — recently completed a promising trial, but questions remain.


Why Driverless Cars Will Increase Tensions in Cities and Suburbs Alike

Think the battle between drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians is ugly now? Wait until engineers start designing intersections for computers instead of people.