US pushes pedal on car-to-car communication
Engineers have known for some time that if cars could only "talk" to each other, they could avoid a lot of accidents.
Self-driving cars will need people, too
Self-driving cars are expected to revolutionize the automobile industry. Rapid advances have led to working prototypes faster than most people expected. The anticipated benefits of this emerging technology ...
Virtual driver can increase confidence in self-driving car
Self-driving cars are what we can all expect to see in the future. But will drivers be willing to leave control to technology? Behavioral scientist Frank Verberne at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) ...
Nissan pledges self-driving cars in Japan in 2016
The boss of Nissan wants to put self-driving cars on Japan's roads next year, and says they will be able to navigate busy urban environments on their own by 2020.
Ford goes Silicon Valley with new research center
Ford opened a new research center in Silicon Valley on Thursday, stepping up the company's efforts on connected vehicles, autonomous driving and ways to use big data.
Lower-cost navigation system developed for self-driving cars
A new software system developed at the University of Michigan uses video game technology to help solve one of the most daunting hurdles facing self-driving and automated cars—the high cost of the laser ...
Self-driving vehicles generate enthusiasm, concerns worldwide
Despite safety concerns about equipment failure, a majority of drivers on three continents have high expectations for autonomous vehicles.
Theoretical simulations reveal how nanoscale lubricating systems can ease friction between surfaces
Diamond-like-carbon (DLC) coatings are an innovative technology, exhibiting the twin properties of mechanical toughness and ultralow friction. These features, which are desirable in abrasive environments, ...
Despite expected benefits, concerns about self-driving vehicles still exist
(Phys.org) —While more than half of Americans have favorable opinions about self-driving vehicles, most believe that humans are still better drivers than automated technology, say University of Michigan ...
Toshiba starts mass production of world's first 15nm NAND flash memories
Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has developed the world's first 15-nanometer (nm) process technology, which will apply to 2-bit-per-cell 128-gigabit (16 gigabytes) NAND flash memories. Mass production ...
Self-driving vehicles offer potential benefits, policy challenges for lawmakers
Self-driving vehicles offer the promise of significant benefits to society, but raise several policy challenges, including the need to update insurance liability regulations and privacy concerns such as who will control the ...
Toyota unveils cars with auto pilot
Toyota on Friday unveiled the next generation of cars featuring an auto pilot system that will swerve to avoid collisions and also keep to the middle of the road, all without drivers touching the wheel.
Electric fish may hold answers to better understanding of sensory abilities and movement
The weakly electric fish, so named because it generates a weak electric field, can do some very cool things. Using sensors located all over its body, for example, it can detect prey or predators that interrupt ...
Nissan to have self-driving car on market in 2020
Motorists could go hands-free, leaving their cars' computer brains fully in charge, as early as 2020, when Nissan says it plans to have a self-driving vehicle ready for the market.