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.
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.
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.
Self-driving cars need 'adjustable ethics' set by owners
One of the issues of self-driving vehicles is legal liability for death or injury in the event of an accident. If the car maker programs the car so the driver has no choice, is it likely the company could ...
SideSwipe: UW team uses in-air gestures for phones
The ethics of driverless cars
Jason Millar, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Philosophy, spends a lot of time thinking about driverless cars. Though you aren't likely to be able to buy them for 10 years, he says there are a number ...
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.
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.
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.
Government wants to make cars talk to each other (Update)
The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time ...
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 ...
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.