IF YOU WANT to buy a fully self-driving car, you may have to wait for another decade.
TRAVELLERS have long envied the birds. In 1842 William Henson, a British lacemaker, somewhat optimistically filed a patent for an “aerial steam carriage”.
THE MOST IMPRESSIVE thing about the Uber trip from the Midwest to Southern California wasn’t that the truck drove itself 344 miles across Arizona.
REGULATING A COMPLEX new technology is hard, particularly if it is evolving rapidly.
ROAD TRIPS. DRIVE-THROUGHS. Shopping malls. Freeways. Car chases. Road rage. Cars changed the world in all sorts of unforeseen ways.
MODERN CITIES, PARTICULARLY in America, are habitats for cars as much as people, devoting huge amounts of space to roads and parking.
A NEW kind of vehicle is taking to the roads, and people are not sure what to make of it. Is it safe? How will it get along with other road users?
Driving down the motorway in a swanky semi-autonomous car, the vehicle is at its own wheel, humming along smoothly. But coming off a slip road it is over to you.
When it comes to self-driving car manufacturers, people are quick to name companies like Tesla, Apple, and Waymo as the leaders in the space.
THE SUN HAD only just come up last Friday, but the young self-driving car industry had already moved into a new era.
IN A YEAR-LONG litigation process that featured alleged theft, mysterious deleted text messages, and the odd reference to Burning Man, last Friday’s twist was perhaps the most unexpected of all.