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    Poll: Will hydrogen cars or autonomous vehicles hit the mass market first?
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    Despite the arrival of the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell later this spring and other hydrogen offerings from Toyota and Honda in 2015, some automotive industry watchers are saying hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles will finally attain mass-market popularity in 2030. And that's from the industry ...

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    Official: Renault planning Next Two self-driving EV for 2020
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    Renault says it's less than six years away from saving the commuting world a bunch of hours of work, not to mention a lot of gas and a few accidents. The French automaking giant is touting its Next Two prototype, which is based on the Renault Zoe platform and marks the company's entry into the ...

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    Report: Nissan's autonomous cars could drive in US first, maybe by 2020
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    Future shock could be just six short years away, and coming first to the US. Nissan says it might start making autonomous versions of its cars available in the US by 2020, before the tech hits the road in other countries. The Japanese automaker is in extensive discussions with regulators from ...

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    Official: Zoox promotes its Star-Trek-like self-driving vehicle
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    With drivers theoretically relieved from the duty of actually having to drive the car, they can now spend time figuring out what "Zoox" actually means. The start-up unveiled its concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November and is now ready to reveal a few more details about its utopian ...

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    Report: Tesla CTO says self-driving cars are 'inevitable,' thanks to safety concerns
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    While Nissan and General Motors have sworn they will bring self-driving cars to market by 2020, Tesla Motors says it can happen much faster. We shouldn't be surprised, says Tesla Motor's Chief Technology Officer JB Straubel, since all of the technology that's needed, the sensors and processors, ...

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    Report: What is Tesla doing looking for autonomous driving engineers?
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    Like iPhone acolytes reading Apple patents for clues to future tech, it's possible to look at the job posting from Tesla Motors to get a clue about next-gen models. That's what our friend David Herron did over at Torque News when he discovered more details on the automaker possibly building ...

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    Report: Tesla CEO Elon Musk likes autonomous driving cars, but prefers term 'autopilot'
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    Looks like Tesla might be hiding more in its software than blind spot detection and adaptive cruise control. According to Bloomberg, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is "discussing" autonomous cars with Google, specifically the Lidar laser tracking system. Oh, and if you're going to have a self-driving future ...

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    Video: Nissan Leaf self-parking magic in action
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    We'll be impressed when the Nissan Leaf can fetch its driver a cup of coffee. In the meantime, we'll have to be satisfied with the prospect of the electric vehicle being able to park itself properly over a wireless-charging pad. Nissan's prototype for an automatically-parking Leaf was shown off ...

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    Report: Google adds hybrid Lexus RX450h to autonomous fleet
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    The Google self-driving-vehicle fleet has grown by one. According to Wired, the tech giant has added a black Lexus RX450h to its autonomous stable. The hybrid SUV was spotted out on the road for testing wearing a new roof-mounted sensor array that's significantly more streamlined than the gear ...

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    Thinking about how driverless cars may impact sprawl, private car ownership
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    Whether it's Volvo's project SARTRE or Google's driverless car, autonomous vehicles are on the horizon. The question now becomes, what will the view of that horizon look like when they get here. For now, only Nevada has laws on the books to allow self-driving cars on the road, but Robert ...

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    Tokyo: Honda AC-X Concept PHEV is ready to move you
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    Honda is bringing a whole range of transportation solutions to the Tokyo Motor Show, from this plug-in hybrid sedan concept to folding scooters and pod cars. Dubbed AC-X for Advanced Cruiser eXperience, this streamlined sedan draws heavily from the FCX Clarity fuel cell sedan's aesthetics, ...

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    Report: General Motors urban EN-V concept needs more precise GPS
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    EN-V concepts – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When General Motors revealed its trio of EN-V concepts in early 2010, they were an instant hit. The thing is, their appearance looks like they come from about 15 years in the future. This might be fitting since these autonomous, ...

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    Driverless ULTra electric podcars already cutting emissions at London's Heathrow Airport
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    While robotic vehicles out on the open road move forward in prototype form, a system of driverless electric podcars with dedicated tracks is now operational at London's Heathrow Airport. The system, which has been operating on a trial basis since April of 2011 and is entering regularly scheduled ...

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    Report: General Motors looking to launch 2nd-gen EN-V by 2020
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    General Motors is reportedly working on the second-generation EN-V electric and aims to offer a mass-produced version by 2020, according to Autocar. Modifications to be made to the second-gen EN-V include enlargement of the vehicle's pod-like exterior structure and more interior space. ...

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    Video: SARTRE autonomous vehicle in action shows road train is possible
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    SARTRE Road Test – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Looks like things are progressing nicely with project SARTRE, the road train that can help cut emissions. We last wrote about them in December when the team announced that they would be moving from simulation work to actual ...

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    Video: ABC News gets taken for a spin in Google's self-driving Toyota Prius
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    ABC News goes for a spin with one of Google's driverless cars – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Google's autonomous fleet has been clandestinely racking up the computer-driven miles, and so far, their autonomous autos have been fault-free. One minor incident happened when a car ...

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    GM demonstrates EN-V podcars' autonomous driving skills at Expo 2010
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    GM EN-V concepts – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Just days ago, the latest electric vehicle concepts from General Motors went through some rather unusual trial runs outside of the SAIC-GM Pavilion at Shanghai's Expo Park. The vehicles, known as the EN-V models and consisting of ...

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    GM and Carnegie Mellon University to collaborate on vehicle research
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    General Motors and Carnegie Mellon University have decided to continue the work that resulted in victory in the DARPA Urban Challenge last year. The school and the automaker are establishing a collaborative research lab to continue the work they have done on autonomous driving. The lab will be ...

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    Got an extra $90 grand? Consider a self-driving Escape hybrid
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    We've been taking a close look at many of the vehicles created for various DARPA challenges, and it finally appears as if some of the new technology gained by these trials is trickling down into the real world. For instance, you're likely aware of new technologies such as lane-departure warning and ...

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    MIT working on semi-autonomous cars that adapt to drivers
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    The mavens at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are always up to something interesting. The latest project out of the MIT AgeLab is the Aware Car. What looks like a conventional Volvo to the casual observer is in fact bristling with sensors. All modern cars have sensors aplenty. However ...

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