Robotics

Vision test for autonomous cars

The five meter-long Lexus RX-450h leads a rather contemplative life at Empa. It never takes long trips. Instead, the SUV dutifully makes its rounds on a special track just 180 meters long in a secluded backyard of the Empa ...

Automotive

Do you trust automated cars? If not, you're not alone

Picture yourself speeding down the highway with no hands on the wheel, checking your emails while your car takes care of responding to what's happening on the road. Would you trust your car to make the right decisions? If ...

Business

Apple chief Tim Cook talks of autonomous cars

Apple chief Tim Cook portrayed self-driving cars as an ideal match for the technology giant during an interview released Monday by the New York Times.

Engineering

Autonomous driving on intelligent road at Europe's edge

An ESA-supported effort put an intelligent road up in Finnish Lapland through its paces, assessing its suitability for testing autonomous vehicles in some of Europe's most challenging driving conditions.

Business

Hyundai shares soar on Apple car talks reports

Shares in South Korean automaker Hyundai soared Friday on the back of reports it was in talks with Apple for a joint project to manufacture self-driving electric vehicles.

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