Self-driving cars

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Mate Rimac: the rising star of electric supercars
The 34-year-old engineer and new head of Bugatti can foresee not just the end of petrol, but the end of mass car ownership too

Jasper Jolly

13, Aug, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Autopilot review – brain-teasing drama full of sharp turns
Playwright Ben Norris takes the ethical problems with self-driving cars as a metaphor for human uncertainty

Mark Fisher

11, Aug, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Will ‘connected cars’ persuade drivers to pay for a high-spec ride?
Manufacturers have spied a handy revenue stream by delivering upgrades ‘over the air’, but are car owners prepared to fork out?

Jasper Jolly

30, Jul, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Is ‘fake data’ the real deal when training algorithms?
The use of synthetic data is a cost‑effective way to teach AI about human responses. But can it help eliminate bias and make self‑driving cars safer?

Laurie Clarke

18, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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A living room on a skateboard: how electric vehicles are redefining the car
Future EV designs offer drivers more space and leisure, with fewer parts making production more sustainable

Jasper Jolly

11, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Brace for a shock: cost-of-living crisis drives up price of electric car charging
Recharging at home is 43% more expensive than a year ago – but EVs are still much cheaper to run than petrol and diesel cars

Shane Hickey

16, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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A self-driving revolution? We’re barely out of second gear | John Naughton
The Department for Transport’s breezy predictions about driverless cars transforming Britain into a ‘global science superpower’ are both premature and optimistic

John Naughton

23, Apr, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Driven to distraction: how close are we to watching films in self-driving cars?
DfT has proposed some measures to smooth way for adoption of autonomous vehicles on British roads

Alex Hern Technology editor

20, Apr, 2022 @5:07 PM

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Self-driving car users could watch films on motorway under new DfT proposals
Proposed interim measures include making insurance companies liable for accidents in self-driving vehicles

Tobi Thomas

19, Apr, 2022 @11:01 PM

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San Francisco police stop self-driving car – and find nobody inside, video shows
Clip prompts amusement online as car stops, then drives across an intersection, leaving police behind

Kari Paul in San Francisco

11, Apr, 2022 @10:32 PM

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How self-driving cars got stuck in the slow lane
The technology behind autonomous vehicles has proved devilishly hard to perfect. And progress hasn’t been helped by Tesla boss Elon Musk’s army of superfans

Laurie Clarke

27, Mar, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘No viable alternative’: UK must introduce road pricing, MPs say
Transport committee concludes that drop in fuel-duty revenues from shift to electric requires urgent action

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

04, Feb, 2022 @12:01 AM

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