Book review: The elusive dream of self-driving cars

In "Driven," Alex Davies chronicles the heady early days and evolution of autonomous vehicle technology.
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Driverless electric bus hits the road in Spanish city of Málaga

A new driverless electric bus has begun operating in the southern Spanish city of Málaga, in the first such project in Europe. The bus, which began running on Saturday, is equipped with sensors and cameras and links Málaga's port to the city centre on an 8km (five-mile) loop it does six times a day.


Self-driving cars sector struggles to stay on course

Uber's decision to sell off its driverless cars unit highlights problems inherent to the groundbreaking technology. Slower going may be the best approach.

Pittsburgh reveals the downside of self-driving cars

Those are some of the outcomes we could see from self-driving cars in cities, according to a Pittsburgh-based transit advocacy group.


The driverless revolution confronts a hacking menace

From the streets of Pittsburgh to San Francisco, cities are testing self-driving cars that aim to transform the movement of people and packages. The innovation is at the vanguard of electric car technology. How do cities and auto companies defend against malicious hackers?

Self-driving cars could cause more pollution – unless electric grid transforms radically

The world is on the cusp of dramatic changes in the ways people own, operate and power their means of transportation.

Rolls-Royce wants to fill the seas with self-sailing ships

The vision starts with helping humans stay safe at sea, but could put fully robo-boats into action as ferries in just a few years.

So, self-driving cars could make humans unhealthier than ever

A widespread shift to autonomous vehicles could weaken America's already slipping stance in a two-front war against pollution and sedentary behavior, which are tightly linked to cancer and heart disease.

Will self-driving cars ruin the American city?

The automobile has come to dominate the urban scene without ever quite belonging to it. The latest innovations have the potential to fix that problem—or make it even worse.

Electric cars and technology are upending transportation as we know it. But is Colorado prepared?

The electric revolution is here. But it’s not clear that Colorado policymakers are truly ready for the changes ahead.

Unlikely partnerships are shaping the car industry of tomorrow

Pizza, ride-hailing and tech companies are teaming up to explore business avenues. "Companies like Google, Apple and even Facebook are what I think about at night," says Toyota's Akio Toyoda.

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