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Air taxis – why they’re no longer pie in the sky

Imagine a taxi service that picked you up (into the sky) and then dropped you off after an exciting journey, completely free of road...

Will hydrogen-powered cars gradually become mainstream in Europe?

An EU initiative will deploy hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles in three European capitals as taxis, private-hire and police cars. The move will accelerate their...

New materials could allow autonomous vehicles see through rain and fog

Typically, navigation systems for autonomous cars use visible light to identify foreign objects. This works most of the time. But in misty, foggy, or rainy...

Driving autonomous cars off the beaten path

Autonomous vehicles can follow the general rules of American roads, recognizing traffic signals and lane markings, noticing crosswalks and other regular features of the...

Semiconductors for higher efficiency, comfort and affordability of electric cars

Electric cars are increasingly complex and frequently recalled. But does it necessarily have to be that way? A post-market in-vehicle diagnostics system and semiconductor-based technologies developed...

Scientists reinvents the wheel for vehicles of the future

Shape-shifting tires, digital driving assistants could enable safe driving over all kinds of terrain Wheels that transform into tracks on the fly and a digital...

Turning cars into robot traffic managers

Self-driving cars may one day do more than just get us from point A to point B. By adjusting their speed and position while they...

Spread of self-driving cars could cause more pollution – unless the electric grid transforms...

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

New driverless car tech could make traffic lights and speeding tickets obsolete

Imagine a daily commute that's orderly instead of chaotic. Connected and automated vehicles could provide that relief by adjusting to driving conditions with little to...
How should autonomous vehicles be programmed

How should autonomous vehicles be programmed

A massive new survey developed by MIT researchers reveals some distinct global preferences concerning the ethics of autonomous vehicles, as well as some regional...