Driverless Cars Tested for Real on London’s Streets

Someone's actually doing something for real for once in driverless car land, as what you might generously call a "fleet" of five entirely autonomous vehicles are starting actual test drives around actual roads in the south of actual London. Read More >>

AI Cars Will Struggle to Self-Drive Our Roundabouts and Potholes, Says Autonomy Expert

There's some good news and some bad news about the supposed coming of the self-driving cars. The bad thing is that an AI-focused startup thinks our decaying roads, worn-away markings and non-uniform roundabouts might slow development and arrival of the cars in the UK. The good news is that they think it might mean the tech giants pay to fix up the roads. Read More >>

Jaguars Are Self-Driving a Few Hundred Yards of Coventry’s Roads

Jaguar Land Rover claims to have achieved the nationwide first of running fully autonomous cars on public UK roads, with one of the cars it's co-developing as part of self-driving consortium UK Autodrive managing to mingle with everyday traffic, adhere to the rules and not trigger anything bad. Read More >>

Self-Driving Car Problem SOLVED… by Man in Car Seat Costume

An amazing new self-driving car was spotted out and about in the US over the weekend, and it stunned pedestrians by appearing to follow the rules of the road, not shit itself about shadows and balloons, while also appearing to be a normal vehicle without cameras and sensors all over it. Read More >>

Driverless Cars Could be Hacked With a Pen and Some Stickers

Creating logic traps for self-driving cars and making them think that a plastic plate is a mini roundabout could become the real-world hacking hobby of the future, as researchers and jokers line up to prove that it's easy to trick the algorithms that know how to drive at least as well as Richard Hammond. Read More >>

Jaguar to Test Self-Driving Cars on UK Roads This Year

The Autodrive group, which consists of carmakers Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Motors and lots of smaller tech companies and insurers, has been given the go-ahead to test self-driving cars on public roads in the UK this year. Read More >>

Volvo Tests Self-Driving Bin Lorry

Some dirty old jobs might soon be automated away if Volvo has anything to do with it, as the lorries and workhorse part of the carmaker group has been testing an autonomous bin lorry. Don't let your children out when it's doing the rounds. Read More >>

Smart Car Grasses on Drunk Driver’s Smash

The driver of one of those modern "smart" cars ended up in trouble over the weekend, after he was involved in an accident. The accident was reported to the police in Northern Ireland by the man's own car, enough evidence to place him at the scene and tag him as the driver. Read More >>

New Rules Protect Self-Driving Car Crash Victims via Insurance Changes

A change to the car insurance laws will make it easier for innocent victims of algorithms to make insurance claims, with future insurance policies for people who own self-driving vehicles expanded to offer protection for what happens when an autonomous car slams a family into the sea because its map was buffering. Read More >>

Nissan to Demo Self-Driving Cars in the UK Next Month

Nissan has said it's bringing some self-driving cars to London next month to take part in the first EU trials of its technology, as a series of "on-road demonstrations" set out to prove that you can trust a car to do the steering all by itself even on the hellish roads of the capital. Read More >>

Google’s Reportedly Killing Off its Cute Self-Driving Cars

What do you see when you visualise an autonomous vehicle? If your answer isn’t ‘one of those funny-looking Google koala car things’, stop lying. However, Google could be about to abandon its iconic creation. Read More >>

Government Plans to Tear Up Highway Code to Allow for Driverless Cars

The government's pushing ahead with plans to make the UK's roads welcoming to driverless cars -- and the minted tech giants that would have us in them -- and has announced a consultation over how and why the Highway Code and our insurance laws might change to accommodate vehicles being controlled by a algorithm more used to driving on the right. Read More >>

Microbot Navy Might Swim About Absorbing Lead from the Sea

Scientists have come up with a new potential use for both graphene and little robots, suggesting that a fleet of "graphene oxide-based microbots" might one day swim around everywhere, hoovering up all the chemicals we spew into the world. Read More >>

Self-Captaining Autonomous Warboat Tested by US Military

US military development hotbed DARPA has released footage of its latest autonomous creation, revealing a submarine-hunting warship that apparently has the ability to go about its business all by itself. Until it connects to the internet and starts harpooning whales for a laugh and to gather retweets after 36 hours and has to be taken offline. Read More >>

Roborace Reveals its Tron Cars for Self-Driving Tournaments

The next human/AI challenge could well be out there on the race track, with new AI racing series Roborace claiming to have created the world's first self-driving race cars. Read More >>