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Self Driving Cars

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What the long history of the autonomous vehicle reveals about its fast-approaching future

Vintage illustration of a family of four playing a board game, while their futuristic electric car automatically drives itself, 1957. Image: GraphicaArtis/Getty Images


Why self-driving vehicles and teleoperation are poised to thrive in a post-Covid-19 world

A photo of a Postmates food delivery robot going down a sidewalk.
A photo of a Postmates food delivery robot going down a sidewalk.
A Postmates food delivery robot delivers food. Photo: AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images/Getty Images


While Elon Musk and Waymo get all the attention — and regulations — autonomous vehicles for farming face fewer tech barriers and could be just as important

Illustration: Janet Mac


How the tech inside Tesla’s and Waymo’s self-driving vehicles really works

Photo: Sjoerd van der Wal/Getty Images
Tesla Autopilot engaging in automatic emergency braking.


Who is ultimately to blame in the first self-driving car fatality — the technology, the victim, the safety driver, Uber, or the American city itself?

Credit: AFP/Getty Images


Elon Musk’s future Tesla is a truck like the iPhone is a phone

Tesla Cybertruck
Tesla Cybertruck
Credit: Tesla


A transportation revolution doesn’t have to include autonomous vehicles

Credit: Donald Iain Smith/Getty Images


While the rich traverse the globe in an instant, the rest of us will be staying put

Photo by Bill Jelen on Unsplash


There are just a few little bugs to sort out

Credit: Michael H/Getty Images


It has nothing to do with the ‘trolley problem’

A photo of an Uber self driving car on display with a sign that reads “Self-Driving Car” to the left.
A photo of an Uber self driving car on display with a sign that reads “Self-Driving Car” to the left.
An Uber self driving car sits on display ahead of an Uber products launch event in San Francisco, California on September 26, 2019. Photo: Philip Pacheco/Getty Images

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