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A driverless streetscape? Plan on it

To find a prism into how cities and suburbs will evolve in coming years and decades, look no further than the lowly curb.

This Silicon Valley car tech firm is bringing secret weapon to the streets of Sacramento

A Silicon Valley tech company recently posted a video front and centre on its website that may startle some Sacramentans.

We’ve unleashed AI. Now we need a treaty to control it: opinion

Fifty years ago this month, in the midst of the Cold War, nations began signing an international treaty to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. Today, as artificial intelligence and machine learning reshape every aspect of our lives, the world confronts a challenge of similar magnitude and it needs a similar response.

Let’s control the AI we’ve unleashed

The world needs a treaty to control the technology and rein in an existential risk.

Makers of driverless cars want Congress to free them from state safety standards

As Silicon Valley and automakers attempt to steer the nation toward a future of driverless vehicles, a group of influential lawmakers remains concerned that bipartisan legislation now moving through Congress could leave consumers at risk by preventing states from demanding tighter safety regulations.

Automakers discover what they don’t know about moving people

General Motors Co usually isn’t the place for direct feedback from drivers. Want to purchase a Chevy Malibu or get your Cadillac Escalade fixed? Deal with the local dealer, not the automaker. That’s what makes Maven, GM’s car-sharing app, a warning about learning to please customers.

Seattle suburb envisions a fleet of driverless vans to help commuters skirt congestion

Just this month, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a driverless van began shuttling students and staff the one-mile round trip between a research complex and a distant parking lot and bus stop.

Japan banks on 3D mapping deemed crucial for driverless cars

Technology companies are racing to develop ultra-precise digital maps that can guide self-driving cars within inches of where they should be – a hurdle the industry needs to clear if it hopes to deliver on its promise of widespread use of driverless vehicles.

Volvo cars sets new goal for robo-taxis in biggest industry bet

Volvo Cars is betting driverless vehicles will make up one-third of its deliveries by the middle of the next decade, setting the auto industry’s most ambitious target yet for the new technology.

Mini driverless city gives Singapore edge in race to robot buses

In the race to deploy driverless public transport, Singapore has built a mini town that could vault it into pole position.