Self-driving cars? This is the automotive fail of the decade

2019-12-30 07:32

'Our trust in digital technology companies has become so complete, that when a host of these promised self-driving cars, we believed them. And as 2019 nears its end – nobody has delivered', writes Lance Branquinho.

WATCH: Florida gives the green light to fully autonomous vehicles

2019-06-20 09:50

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a new law allowing fully automated vehicles onto the state's roads as of July 1.

WATCH: Driverless electric truck hits Swedish roads

2019-05-16 19:33

A driverless electric truck began daily freight deliveries on a public road in Sweden in what developer Einride and logistics customer DB Schenker described as a world first.

SEE: Innovative or dangerous - the case for self-driving cars

2019-02-27 13:00

Autonomous cars are edging ever closer to becoming a reality but will they enter mass production?

Need some milk? Driverless cars start delivering groceries

2018-12-19 12:11

The nation's largest grocery chain has leaped into the driverless delivery market.

Why driverless vehicles should not be given unchecked access to our cities

2018-09-13 11:30

Potential costs are rarely mentioned in the rhetoric about autonomous vehicles, much of which is highly optimistic.

This British startup thinks it has a crucial competitive advantage over Google, Uber, and Apple in the race to launch driverless cars in Europe

2018-08-14 15:39

The test cars will collect information for the next 10 months to understand real-world road layouts, traffic flow, and the behaviour of other road users.

Don't hold your breath for driverless cars, SA - Nzimande

2018-06-01 21:24

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande has big dreams for research and innovation in the transport sector, but says it could still be a while before South Africans see driverless cars.

How much do you trust driverless cars?

2018-05-25 10:44

We’re promised a future with driverless cars on our roads but do people really trust the technology to take us safely on journeys?

Driverless cars not popular in SA: 5 areas for self-driving cars to become a reality

2018-04-18 12:33

A recent study suggests that many people are not over enthusiastic about surrendering their ability to drive a car themselves.


WATCH: Former Google engineer charged with theft of autonomous car secrets

2019-08-28 06:51

A former Google engineer was hit with criminal charges Tuesday alleging he stole trade secrets from the technology giant's self-driving car project and took them to Uber.

Watch: Cambridge researchers used tiny toy cars to show driverless cars working together can improve traffic flow by 35%

They also threw a bad human-controlled-toy-car-driver into the mix, to see what would happen.

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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.

Volkswagen tries to play catch-up on driverless tech

2019-02-23 06:00

Volkswagen’s next step into autonomous driving looks like it could be disappointing. But it’s also probably the best option the German giant has if it’s going to become a serious player in driverless technology, says Alex Webb.

Ford and Baidu partner up on testing self-driving cars in China

2018-10-31 19:35

Chinese search giant Baidu and Ford announced a joint project to test autonomous vehicles in China, as the latter suffers a steep drop in Chinese car sales.

To prep for robot driving, some want to reprogram pedestrians

2018-08-17 05:45

You’re crossing the street wrong. This is essentially the argument some self-driving car boosters have fallen back on in the months after the first pedestrian death attributed to an autonomous vehicle.

Driverless cars - a new form of control for governments?

2018-06-24 09:55

'The real ethical issues lie in the politics and power concerns with driverless cars,' writes Neil McBride, a researcher at De Montfort University.

Car buying in SA, fuel price hikes... your Friday motoring wrap

2018-05-25 20:14

From car-buying patterns in SA to fuel price hikes, check out these top motoring stories.

Dream of flying drone taxis moves one step closer to reality

2018-04-28 06:45

On-demand robotic flying taxis and drone deliveries are years away from reality, but the US Department of Transportation has removed at least one barrier to their operation.

Who’s to blame when driverless cars have an accident?

2018-03-22 10:06

Partial or full autonomy raises the question of who is to blame in the case of an accident involving a self-driving car?

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