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It’s time for self-driving cars to really take off... but not for people

Home deliveries have skyrocketed, creating a demand for autonomous driving technology.

An Oral History of the Darpa Grand Challenge, the Grueling Robot Race That Launched the Self-Driving Car [2017]

The legendary competition created the self-­driving community as we know it, the men and women in too-big polo shirts who would dominate an automotive revolution.

Rivian Wants to Bring Electric Trucks to the Masses

Can the automotive upstart break America’s addiction to carbon-spewing pickups and SUVs? With Amazon on its side, it might have a chance.

Build Cities for Bikes, Buses, and Feet—Not Cars

San Francisco's MTA boss Jeff Tumlin is one of a new breed of planner trying to kick cars out of the city. That's good for business, good for people, and amazing for the planet.

A Rest Stop Where Flying Cars Can Recharge

Beta Technologies' prototype helipad and base station for electric air taxis could also help route emergency supplies in a crisis.

Rivian Wants to Bring Electric Trucks to the Masses

Can the automotive upstart break America’s addiction to carbon-spewing pickups and SUVs? With Amazon on its side, it might have a chance.

New Rules Could Finally Clear the Way for Self-Driving Cars

For the first time, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is weighing in on autonomous vehicles with no driver behind the wheel—or no wheel at all.

These Industrial Robots Get More Adept With Every Task

Vicarious, a secretive 10-year-old startup backed by Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos, reveals its progress and an initial customer.

Infiniti Prepares for a Fancy, Electric Future With a Sleek New Concept

The newly unveiled Prototype 10 has just one seat, needs no fuel, and is a sign of where the cars of the future are headed.

The Faster, Cheaper, Better Way to Charge Electric Vehicles

Forget fast-charging. Battery swapping is back—and it's the tech of the future.