Rosemarie Truman, CEO of the Center for Advancing Innovation, says a better system of governance for federally funded inventions could lead to many more good ones becoming commercialized.
In addition to addressing safety concerns, Silicon Valley firms have a strong incentive to create a new venue for increasing the use of their digital devices
A social scientist studies how car stickers turn the roads into actual information highways.
Even when autonomous vehicles are doing everything they’re supposed to, the drivers of nearby cars and trucks are still flawed, error-prone humans
State leaders are discussing banning the sale of cars that run on gasoline or diesel
Much of the necessary technology already exists
Vehicle manufacturers and utilities plan to find ways to cut the U.S. transportation system's energy use in half by 2050
A new device promises to tell police when a driver has been sending messages while behind the wheel, but is it legal? Larry Greenemeier reports.
Humans are increasingly entrusting our security, health and safety to “black box” intelligent machines
The Robocar, a fully autonomous electric racecar, recently debuted in Times Square, New York City. Watch how the Roborace team behind it imagine a new motorsport and how the Robocar might accelerate the development of the consumer autonomous car.
Roborace is creating a new motorsport to accelerate the arrival of self-driving cars
Automakers, regulators, legislators and utilities are increasingly working together to boost sales of electric vehicles
A moving web of sensor-laden vehicles and smart intersections will transform how we get around town
Tactile maps could help blind pedestrians cross increasingly complex intersections
Reducing the platinum in fuel-cell catalysts could help bring hydrogen-powered vehicles to the mass market
The need for specially designed engines to run biodiesel is holding back the technology
New technology could power buses and cars on the go, but will it be cost-effective?
A new report finds that layering autonomous and electric tech with ride-sharing could cut carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050
Chemists will navigate molecular wagons along a tiny golden track
Scientific American technology editor Larry Greenemeier talks with Ken Washington, vice president of Research and Advanced Engineering at Ford, about self-driving cars.