All the ways the self-driving future won’t come to pass
Google’s sister company Waymo built the self-driving car. Now it needs to bring it to life.
The embattled CEO says he’s not sure how long he’ll be on leave.
Waymo is suing Uber, and says a former employee stole nearly 10 gigabytes of secret files.
The case for a fully autonomous escape plan
Chris Urmson’s departure raises a host of questions about the future of driverless vehicles.
The ride-hailing service’s new plan to collect street-view photos in Mexico further lays the groundwork for a fleet of autonomous vehicles.
The Tesla CEO says it would be “morally reprehensible” for his company to build a fully driverless car before introducing semi-autonomous safety features. But how do we know Autopilot is safer than the alternative?
The Model S’s Autopilot isn’t technically a driverless feature, but the federal investigation into why a driver using it was killed will still influence the future of driverless vehicles.
The driverless vehicles of the 1920s were called “phantom autos,” and they were remote-controlled by the tapping of a telegraph key.
Self-driving cars could encourage policies that end public access to America’s roads.
If the company’s not ready for snow, it should head to a sunny place where traffic problems and road safety are particularly bad.
A new partnership between Google and Chrysler is a reminder that self-driving cars won’t go anywhere until the public trusts they’re safe.
The machines of the future will tailor their behavior to humans—and even individual personalities.
Members of Congress are calling for new rules that determine how companies can use personal data collected by autonomous vehicles.
Automated vehicles will learn everything about you—and influence your behavior in ways you might not even realize.
Eleven manufacturers have test permits in California, but how many driverless vehicles does each have on the road?
“Driverless,” “autonomous,” or something else altogether?
To understand the future of self-driving cars, it helps to look back to the first lethal auto accidents, more than a century ago.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Google’s Self-Driving System can be considered a car’s “driver.”