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Audi Nabs California's First Autonomous Car Permit

Audi Nabs California's First Autonomous Car Permit

Just one week after Audi announced plans to offer self-driving vehicles to the public, the company now says that it has received California's first permit to operate autonomous cars on public roads. Audi intends to make use of that permit very soon, because California regulations allowing... read more

September 17, 2014 by  -
 
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rides in an Autonomous Drive Nissan Leaf (November 9, 2013)

Nissan Reveals New Details About Autonomous Car Features & Arrival Dates

During a speech in Yokohama, Japan, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has revealed more details about the company's upcoming line of autonomous cars. Will the company be a leader in... read more July 21, 2014 by 


 
Cruise RP-1

Cruise Could Make Your Car Autonomous For $10,000 (With Caveats): VIDEO

If things go according to plan, autonomous vehicles will begin driving themselves into showrooms within the next year or two. They'll be limited at first, but they'll still... read more June 25, 2014 by 


 
Intel

Intel Inside (Your Autonomous Car)

In 2007, Steve Jobs changed the world by introducing the iPhone. At the time, people thought, "This is fantastic! Apple has taken my phone, my iPod, and my Filofax, and... read more June 3, 2014 by 


 
Google Self-Driving Car Prototype

Google Debuts Its First Autonomous Car: Is This The Future Of (Non) Driving?

When you think of Google and autonomous cars, you probably think of a Toyota Prius retrofitted with radar, cameras, and other high-tech toys. But as we reported last year... read more May 28, 2014 by 


 
Volvo ‘Drive Me’ autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden

Will Autonomous Cars Destroy City Budgets?

The first generation of autonomous cars to hit the roads in Europe, China, and the U.S. over the next few years won't be fully self-driving, but they'll be able to handle... read more May 27, 2014 by 


 
The founders of Google and one of their autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids

California DMV Announces Rules For Autonomous Car Builders. Rules For Owners? Wait Until 2015.

Way back in 2012, California Governor Jerry brown signed SB 1298 into law, which allowed autonomous vehicles and their non-drivers to roam the state's roads with impunity... read more May 23, 2014 by 


 
Volvo ‘Drive Me’ autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden

Will Europe Beat Us To Driverless Cars?

Car companies like Toyota are planning to roll out the first wave of autonomous vehicles by the "mid-2010s". Here in America, government regulators are worried that such a... read more May 20, 2014 by 


 
Google self-driving car demonstration screencap

City Streets? Google's Self-Driving Car Project Says, "Yeah, We Got This"

Getting an autonomous car to navigate highway traffic? That's old hat. Even automakers that haven't announced plans for self-driving cars offer safety features like adaptive... read more April 29, 2014 by 


 
Ionut Budisteanu, who built an autonomous car for $4,000

Hey, Google: This College Student Built An Autonomous Car For $4,000

It's an exciting time in the automotive industry. New powertrains are in the works. Cars are learning to talk to one another. Self-driving vehicles are just around the... read more April 11, 2014 by 


 
The Navia shuttle, the world's first commercially available autonomous car

Navia, The World's First Autonomous Car, Is Now On Sale (Video)

The world is changing more rapidly than you think. How rapidly? Consider this: 1. The world's first commercially available, fully autonomous car has arrived. 2. It didn't... read more January 8, 2014 by 


 
The founders of Google and one of their autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids

Study: 54 Million Autonomous Cars On The Road Within 21 Years

No matter how much government agencies hem and haw, it's clear that autonomous cars are coming. In fact, some early versions are set to arrive within the next couple of... read more January 6, 2014 by 


 
Blind driver Steve Mahan in Google's Self-Driving Toyota Prius, March 2012

NHTSA Attorney Calls Autonomous Cars "Premature"

Autonomous cars are on the fast track: Toyota has promised to launch early versions of self-driving vehicles by the mid-2010s, with other automakers to follow. But at least... read more November 21, 2013 by 


 
Self-driving pod car to service Milton Keynes, U.K.

U.K. Promises To Have Autonomous Cars On The Road By 2017 (Video)

We talk a lot about the changes that autonomous cars will bring to the road. But what often gets left out of the discussion is how autonomous cars will upend the auto... read more November 11, 2013 by 


 
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rides in an Autonomous Drive Nissan Leaf (November 9, 2013)

Japan's PM Rides In Autonomous Electric Car. When Will Obama Do The Same? (Video)

Over the weekend, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took a spin around parts of Tokyo. Ordinarily, that wouldn't be too newsworthy, but this was no ordinary spin: the prime... read more November 11, 2013 by 


 
Stanford/Audi TTS autonomous Pikes Peak car, aka 'Shelley'

Would You Consider An Autonomous Car If It Came With A Deep Insurance Discount?

At this point, the question isn't whether autonomous cars will become a reality. We already know the answer: yes, they will. And soon. Now, the question is: when will the... read more November 6, 2013 by 


 
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