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Official

"We will return the cities to the people"

"We will return the cities to the people."

Report

The study used cellphone data from commuters in 3 large U.S. cities.

The result will be a "precipitous decline" to 2.1 million sedan sales annually in the United States by 2030 from 5.4 million sales currently.

Opinion

Vehicles have become readily available violent weapons, but autonomous tech could "de-weaponize cars."

Vehicles have become readily available violent weapons, but autonomous tech could "de-weaponize cars."

Official

The partners want to increase efficiency and safety.

Automation could help alleviate the trucking industry's "workforce problem."

Report

They'll test air-traffic control systems in 2020, with the 2028 Olympics in mind.

Uber has signed a deal with NASA to develop air-traffic control systems for the low-flying, unmanned vehicles.

Opinion

Please don't allow self-driving cars to drive like people in the Pacific Northwest

Please don't allow self-driving cars to drive like people in the Pacific Northwest

Opinion

And expect to watch some 'drive-in movies' — and a lot more ads.

When fully autonomous vehicles hit the road en masse, we can expect fewer accidents, less traffic, and reduced tailpipe emissions. But according to two reports, we could also see sharp increases in the consumption of booze due to self-driving cars, and even more time spent staring at screens, binge watching and being bombarded by ads. In a recent report, Morgan Stanley predicted that booze will get a significant boost in sales since the technology could allow people to drink more if they know t

Breaking

"We have to make sure we are doing it right because lives are involved"

"I am concerned we are moving too fast in a very, very strategic area that we have to make sure we are doing it right because lives are involved."

Opinion

Unintended consequences will be inevitable

The utopians see benefits to autonomy, but brace yourself for the unintended consequences

Official

Each will have a driver in the front seat in case something goes wrong

There will be initially a small number of cars available, each with a driver in the front seat in case something goes wrong.

Official

"We're going to give it a shot and see what happens," Quicken Loans' Dan Gilbert says

"We're going to give it a shot and see what happens," Quicken Loans' Dan Gilbert says.

Followup

Ford's VP for autonomy says Domino's delivery is just an appetizer

Ford's VP for autonomy says Domino's delivery is just an appetizer.

ETC

Will the car sit idly by while you go through Border Patrol questioning?

Followup

But don't get too excited just yet.

Consider this a milestone, but not the future.

They're working on a system to make EVs plug themselves in.

Green

The Swedish company unveiled this driverless prototype.

The future looks weird.

ETC

One player says the driver shouldn't be expected to.

Teased

We've known since the Consumer Electronics Show back in January that the 2018 Leaf will get semi-autonomous technology. Now Nissan has provided a look - a glimpse, anyway - at the Leaf ProPilot Assist system. In the image released by Nissan, above, we see the driver's display - and a button on the steering wheel labeled "Pilot." Push that and voila, or presumably voila, the displays at left are activated. There's a blue "Pilot" light at top that must indicate the system is in engaged, and likew

Followup

During a 37-minute drive, his hands were on the wheel for 25 seconds.

Report

Critics are worried the new law in Texas is too lenient.