Automotive

NASA, Uber to explore safety, efficiency of future urban airspace

NASA, Uber to explore safety, efficiency of future urban airspace

NASA has signed a second space act agreement with Uber Technologies, Inc., to further explore concepts and technologies related to urban air mobility (UAM)...
Self-driving cars for country roads

Self-driving cars for country roads

Uber's recent self-driving car fatality underscores the fact that the technology is still not ready for widespread adoption. One reason is that there aren't many...
Self-driving cars and humans face inevitable collisions

Self-driving cars and humans face inevitable collisions

In 1938, when there were just about one-tenth the number of cars on U.S. roadways as there are today, a brilliant psychologist and a...
A smart car that can read brain signals

A smart car that can read brain signals

EPFL and Nissan researchers are able to read a driver’s brain signals and send them to a smart vehicle so that it can anticipate...

Future electric cars could recharge wirelessly while you drive

Electric vehicles may one day be able to recharge while driving down the highway, drawing wireless power directly from plates installed in the road...
Hydrogen cars for the masses one step closer to reality

Hydrogen cars for the masses one step closer to reality

UCLA researchers have designed a device that can use solar energy to inexpensively and efficiently create and store energy, which could be used to...
Driverless cars are already here but the roads aren’t ready for them

Driverless cars are already here but the roads aren’t ready for them

The recent deaths of a woman struck by a car Uber was testing in driverless mode and of a man whose Tesla Model X...

Self-driving cars can’t be perfectly safe – what’s good enough? 3 questions answered

On March 19, an Uber self-driving vehicle being tested in Arizona struck and killed Elaine Herzberg, who was walking her bike across the street. This...
With wireless charging, electric cars could drive forever

With wireless charging, electric cars could drive forever

Scientists have found a way to wirelessly transmit electricity to a nearby moving object. The method may have applications in transportation, medical devices, and more. If...
Stanford scientists develop technique to see objects hidden around corners

Stanford scientists develop technique to see objects hidden around corners

Someday your self-driving car could react to hazards before you even see them A driverless car is making its way through a winding neighborhood street,...