Automotive

Bumpy road as ageing Japan bets on self-driving cars

With an ageing population in need of transport, Japan is betting on autonomous cars, but an accident involving a self-driving showcase at the Paralympics illustrates the challenges ahead.

Automotive

Autonomous vehicles learning to drive by mimicking others

Self-driving cars are powered by machine learning algorithms that require vast amounts of driving data in order to function safely. But if self-driving cars could learn to drive in the same way that babies learn to walk—by ...

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 ...

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