Automotive

VW readies Porsche IPO in one of Europe's largest listings

Volkswagen was nearing the finish line Wednesday as it readied the sale of shares in luxury carmaker Porsche ahead of an expected market listing that will rank among the largest such offerings in European history.

Business

Amazon's self-driving units coming 'sooner than people expect'

The chief executive officer of Zoox, Amazon.com Inc.'s self-driving unit, expects autonomous vehicles to be present in cities "sooner than people expect," but stopped short of saying when her own company's product would appear ...

Robotics

Can eyes on self-driving cars reduce accidents?

Robotic eyes on autonomous vehicles could improve pedestrian safety, according to a new study at the University of Tokyo. Participants played out scenarios in virtual reality (VR) and had to decide whether to cross a road ...

Computer Sciences

Helping autonomous vehicles navigate tricky highway merges

If autonomous vehicles are ever going to achieve widespread adoption, we need to know they are capable of navigating complex traffic situations, such as merging into heavy traffic when lanes disappear on a highway. To that ...

Automotive

Do autonomous driving features really make roads safer?

In recent years, more vehicles include partially autonomous driving features, such as blind spot detectors, automatic braking and lane sensing, which are said to increase safety. However, a recent study by researchers from ...

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