Apple Co-founder: ‘I’ve really given up’ on Level 5

There was a time when Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak was a believer in fully autonomous vehicles. These robotic cruisers would read and react to the road like humans, he said, and wouldn't need a steering wheel. Wozniak hoped Apple, which had been rumored over...

Consumers Need Help with AV Tech

Most companies in the automotive industry are working to develop some element of autonomous driving or support for such a capability. However, we have a bit of a conundrum about our migration to an autonomous future. At this point it is fair to say that we are...

Tesla’s Smart Summon Performance Doesn’t Match Marketing Hype

CR's evaluation of Tesla’s highly anticipated feature shows there’s a long way to go to get to 'Full Self-Driving' Consumer Reports tested Tesla’s recently launched Smart Summon feature on our Model 3, and we found that the automation was glitchy and at times worked...

These Small Cars Can Help Drive the Autonomous Future

Researchers are using 1/10th-size models to test self-driving technology more cheaply and easily than full-size vehicles. Over the next three years, Houssam Abbas will carefully send 80 modified Traxxas RC rally cars—the Ford Fiesta model—to research facilities around...

Cities Are Trying—Again—to Plan for Autonomous Vehicles

The bloom is off the rose for self-driving tech among urban transportation officials, who are planning for a future with fewer private cars. On the one hand, autonomous vehicles offer an excellent opportunity to rethink how American cities operate, down to each lane...