“Self-driving” cars could be legalised on UK roads later this year


"Self-driving” cars could be allowed on the UK’s roads later this year, the Department of Transport (DfT) has announced.
Toyota acquires Lyft’s self-driving division

Toyota acquires Lyft’s self-driving division


Toyota will acquire Level 5, the self-driving car division of ride-hailing company Lyft, for $550m (£396m), it has been announced.
Self-driving cars could be worse at detecting people with dark skin, says commission

Self-driving cars at centre of racism row


A car safety expert has said that "there is no reason" that self-driving cars would discriminate between people of different races.
Tesla Model S and Model X receive 1,000bhp+ Plaid variants and interior upgrades

Tesla’s new U-shaped steering wheel is legal


Are the U-shaped steering wheel yokes shown in images of the new Tesla Model S and Model X legal? We asked the regulators.
Trump pardons autonomous car engineer sentenced for stealing trade secrets

Trump pardoned ex-Google self-driving car engineer


Outgoing President Donald Trump last night pardoned Anthony Levandowski, an autonomous car engineer charged with stealing trade secrets.
Apple targets 2024 for passenger car with

Apple targets 2024 for electric car


Apple will launch its long-talked-about electric car by 2024, according to new reports.
Amazon-owned Zoox unveils self-driving taxi

Amazon-owned Zoox unveils self-driving 'Robotaxi'


Zoox, the autonomous taxi company owned by online marketplace Amazon, has unveiled its self-driving vehicle.
Uber sells self-driving business to Silicon Valley startup

Uber sells self-driving business to start-up


Ride-hailing juggernaut Uber has sold its self-driving business to a small Silicon Valley rival.
Jaguar Land Rover to open self-driving 'smart city hub' in Ireland

JLR to open self-driving 'smart city hub'


Jaguar Land Rover is to open a "smart city hub" that will allow real-world testing of self-driving cars and connected technologies.
Self-driving car trials launch in Oxford

Self-driving car trials launch in Oxford


Six Ford Mondeos have taken to the streets of Oxford, kitted out with self-driving tech by an Oxford University-linked company called Oxbotica.
Is brain training the cure to car sickness?

Is brain training the cure for car sickness?


Researchers from the University of Warwick think they’ve found the cure to motion sickness, a condition that a third of people suffer from.
UK government takes another step towards legalising autonomous driving

Government launches lane-keeping call for evidence


The government has published a call for evidence on lane-keeping technology, a step forward in the UK’s legal acceptance of autonomous driving.
NASA wants car makers to help it build the next lunar rover

NASA wants to make a next gen moon buggy


NASA is gearing up for its first manned moon missions for 50+ years — and it wants car makers to help build the moon buggy it will use.