driverless cars

Nevada green-lights autonomous trucks

by Bill Holloway Truck platooning, connecting a chain of computer-controlled trucks electronically to follow a human-driven lead vehicle, is still at least 5 years away from being used commercially, but the next step in freight transport automation is already coming over the horizon. Earlier this

Ann Arbor could become testing ground for network of driverless cars

By Chris McCahill While driverless cars seem to be a technological reality thanks to innovative leaders at Google, questions still remain as to their implementation and practicality. Researchers at University of Michigan hope to answer these questions by launching a citywide network of shared

The winding road to self-driving cars

By Bill Holloway This spring, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a policy statement on automated vehicles, which offers guidance for states that are considering authorizing tests of driverless vehicles. It outlines NHTSA’s research program and provides an overview of