ARTICLES RELATING TO AUTONOMOUS CARS

Volkswagen drops partnership with self-driving car firm Aurora, explores a broader alliance with Ford

2019-06-12 09:10

Volkswagen said it has dropped a partnership with a US startup developing self-driving cars, Aurora, as it explores a broader alliance with Ford.

More motorists are 'horrified' by the idea of driverless cars - survey

2019-04-08 12:00

Motorists are less enthusiastic than ever about the idea of driverless cars - with more than half of drivers saying the idea “horrifies” them.

WATCH: Why fly when you can be driven? This self-driving Volvo will get you to your destination while you sleep

2018-09-06 08:09

Volvo has revealed an fully autonomous vehicle concept as alternative to short-haul flights.

Uber driver streaming "The Voice" just before crash - report

2018-06-25 11:36

Autonomous vehicles are once again under the spotlight after a self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian while streaming the television show 'The Voice.'

WATCH: Where's the rider?! Dawn of the self-riding motorcycle

2018-05-29 19:00

A self-driving motorcycle will allow autonomous cars to be tested under much more challenging and representative conditions.

Dashcam video shows final seconds before fatal Uber crash

2018-03-22 13:22

Dashcam footage of the first fatal self-driving car crash involving a pedestrian shows the Uber vehicle operator gasping in horror seconds before the impact.

Before hitting the road, self-driving cars should have to pass a driving test

2018-02-25 11:00

What should a self-driving car do when a nearby vehicle is swerving unpredictably? What about encountering a vehicle driving the wrong way?

Glitches or not Nissan starts testing semi-autonomous rides

2018-02-23 08:25

Nissan is starting tests next month on regular roads of its 'Easy Ride', what it calls a 'robo-vehicle mobility service'.

Uber nearing autonomous cars without human backup driver

2018-01-18 07:15

Uber's automous vehicle chief says the service plans to carry passengers in autonomous vehicles without human backup drivers can expect to be on the road by 2019.

Driverless cars should save lives not maximise profits

2018-01-08 09:53

Driverless cars – autonomous vehicles – are coming. The topic is a constant presence in media; The New York Times Magazine recently devoted most of an issue to it.

 

Germany plans to unveil self-driving car test track by 2020

2019-05-25 17:17

Germany is making headway with plans to get self-driving vehicles to navigate a major city's roads.

WATCH: Hyundai, Kia team up to create a cool automated valet parking system

2019-01-07 12:00

Hyundai and Kia unveiled an electric vehicle wireless-charging concept. It's called the Automated Valet Parking System (AVPS).

'Ponzi' scams in SA, Toyota's stylish Rush compact SUV driven: Here's your midweek motoring wrap

2018-07-11 20:02

Toyota's new Rush is available to local buyers and looks set to dominate its respective segment. Here are this week's top motoring stories...

WATCH: Can you buy a truly self-driving car today?

2018-06-15 09:10

Motoring experts Thatcham Research said they want manufacturers to make a clear distinction between self-driving cars and those with technology that assists drivers.

Can fish school cars in how to drive together?

2018-04-29 10:39

In the not so distant future autonomous vehicles may rule the road. Could the ability of fish to swim together provide insights for engineers to make automated driving safer?

Autonomous vehicles: It’s time to get out of the driver’s seat

2018-02-28 13:12

Many are still uncomfortable with the idea a vehicle that has neither steering wheel nor foot pedals. But in soon, most large motor manufacturers will introduce fully autonomous vehicles.

Silicon Valley is winning the race to build the first driverless cars

2018-02-23 12:03

The race for supremacy in autonomous vehicles is concentrated among a few corporate giants. So who is set to dominate this time?

Driverless cars might follow the rules of the road but what about the language of driving?

2018-01-19 08:37

Driving can involve a range of social signals and unspoken rules, some of which vary by country – even by region or city. How will driverless cars be able to navigate this complexity?

US to 'carefully' review GM request on autonomous car: Chao

2018-01-15 09:18

Regulators will 'carefully and responsibly' review General Motors' request to test an autonomous car without a steering wheel, US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Sunday.

Q&A with self-driving car pioneer Chris Urmson

2018-01-07 09:11

Autonomous vehicle pioneer Chris Urmson says technology is moving faster than expected.

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