The Chevrolet FNR concept imagines the future of motoring with a sleek, autonomous driving capsule at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show. Its neatest trick is the dragonfly-door design that open to add some sharper edges to the look.
A newly released study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute finds that around 10 percent of people riding in an autonomous car might experience motion sickness, if they aren't paying attention to the road.
An Oxford University study finds that nearly half of the jobs in the US could be replaced with machines in the next 20 years. Thanks to the rapid rise in autonomous vehicle technology, truck drivers might be the first to be affected.
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said that he welcomes Apple entering the EV market during his Mobile World Congress keynote because more acceptance of the models helps every automaker in the segment. He also updated suggested a slightly longer timeline to get autonomous vehicles on the road.
Insurance companies are starting to consider the potentially massive implications that autonomous vehicles could have on the auto industry. There are also major questions about liability still be to answered.
Ahead of autonomous vehicles, lightweighting, and hydrogen fuel cells, the MIT Technology Review puts vehicle-to-vehicle communications on its list of Ten Breakthrough Technologies of 2015. But with car hacking making more headlines more frequently, will V2V be just another way to for your car to be remotely commandeered?
Deadline reports that Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to an untitled comedy about an autonomous car race. Sent out to test software for self-driving cars on the historic Paris-to-Peking route, "the funniest comedic actors of this generation" decide to take steering wheels into their own hands.
Volvo is hard at work on its autonomous driving technologies, with a staggering array of sensors and systems working in tandem to drive an actual car through real-world traffic. And it aims to put them on the road in a pilot project in Gothenburg within two years.
The autonomous Audi TTS developed by engineers from Stanford University recently went to Thunderhill Raceway to lap the track without a driver inside. It also turned a faster lap than an amateur racing driver.
Daimler boss Dietzer Zetsche doesn't think Google is serious about actually building cars and is just investigating how people use vehicles. He said he sees opportunities to work with the search giant in the future but thinks there is a possibly antagonistic relationship when it comes to data privacy.
Nissan and NASA have announced a collaboration on autonomous drive systems, human-machine interfaces, network-enabled applications, and software analysis and verification. Nissan wants to offer such features by 2016, and fully autonomous cars by 2020.
A report in Autoweek says public adoption of autonomous technology in vehicles will continue with the next-generation A8, which will be able to navigate on its own up to 37 mph, make its way through traffic, find a parking spot and park itself.
Fans of the iconic 1980 comedy flick Airplane! may smirk at the image of a blow-up "autopilot" materializing on the controls of the not-quite-doomed aircraft. Those folks (c'mon, we know you're out there) may now imagine a similar site behind the wheel of a long-haul 18-wheeler. Think of it at Zucker Bros. meets B.J. and the Bear. Or something like that.