Google to test cars without a driver
Google plans to begin testing its new prototype of a self-driving car - which, unlike earlier models, doesn't require a back-up driver - at NASA's Ames Research Center, just a few miles from the tech company's ...
Self-driving cars now need a permit in California
Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years—but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around.
Index ranks Japan Asia's most efficient innovator (Update)
A new index ranks Japan as the most efficient among Asian countries in turning the building blocks of creativity into tangible innovations that benefit their economies and people while Myanmar, Pakistan and Cambodia are least ...
Making travel quick, safe for cars, bikes, walkers
Cellphones that warn drivers when people are crossing in front of them. Bicycles and cars that communicate with traffic lights. Sensors in cars that quickly alert other drivers to black ice, potholes or other ...
Tech giants bet on 'smart home' revolution
It's long been the stuff of science fiction, but tech giants hope the "smart home", where gadgets talk to each other and the fridge orders the milk, will soon become reality.
Letting your car find a spot and park itself
With a thumb swipe on a smartphone, your car one day will be able to drive into a parking deck, find an open spot and back into a space—all by itself.
Bringing gesture-control technology from Hollywood to corporate conference rooms
When you imagine the future of gesture-control interfaces, you might think of the popular science-fiction films "Minority Report" (2002) or "Iron Man" (2008). In those films, the protagonists use their hands ...
GM to offer car that will almost drive itself (Update)
Cars that can talk to each other and almost drive themselves at freeway speeds are just two years away from the showroom, according to General Motors executives.
Algolux tackles optics challenges in smartphones
Toyota: Cars will be safer, but still need drivers
Your car soon will do more to help avoid a crash. As for one day leaving all the driving to the vehicle while you relax in back, don't get your hopes up.
SideSwipe: UW team uses in-air gestures for phones
Japan firm showcases 'touchable' 3D technology
Technology that generates touchable 3D imagery was unveiled in Japan Monday, with its developers saying users could pull and push objects that are not really there.
Google building fleet of package-delivering drones
Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.
Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?
Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them.