Watch TV and movies in self-driving cars under Highway Code changes … but using your phone will still be illegal


Proposed Highway Code changes will pave the way for self-driving cars on UK roads by 2025, including the ability to watch movie on the move.
Mercedes tests Drive Pilot

Mercedes to take blame for self-driving crashes


Mercedes has announced that it will take legal responsibility for any crashes that occur while the self-driving system is engaged.
King Long Robobus in Chongqing

Autonomous buses operating in China


The Chinese city of Chongqing has begun operating a network of autonomous buses that are already available to be hailed by the public.
German court calls Tesla Autopilot claims misleading

Tesla Autopilot accidents down


Tesla has released its latest quarterly report showing an improvement in the safety performance of its Autopilot driver assistance system.
FedEx to begin self-driving truck trials on US highways between Dallas and Houston

FedEx to begin self-driving truck trials


US parcel delivery firm FedEx is to begin testing a fleet of self-driving trucks on highways in the state of Texas in partnership with Aurora.
Tesla Model 3

Tesla Autopilot reduces driver attention


Tesla Autopilot to launch later this year, but study reveals its negative impact on driver behaviour.
Apollo robotaxi

Robotaxis on test in Shanghai


Chinese tech giant Baidu has opened up its self-driving Apollo Go robotaxi to the public on the streets of Shanghai, according to a state-owned m
“Self-driving” cars could be legalised on UK roads later this year

“Self-driving” cars allowed on UK roads 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 "next level" battery tech

Apple targets 2024 for electric car


Apple will launch its long-talked-about electric car by 2024, according to new reports.