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Will we ever have space ships parked in our garages?

Will we ever have spaceships parked in our garages so that we can fly to the moon whenever we feel like it?


Self-driving Cars May Have Unexpected Effect: Fewer Organ Donations

Autonomous vehicles could prevent a lot of car accidents from occurring. And that's good news — except for one particular population relying on organ donations.

College Student Turns His Honda Civic into a Self-Driving Car for $700

Thanks to some open source software on the internet, other people are trying it too.

Quadriplegic Man Gets Nation's First Autonomous Car Driver's License

Racecar driver Sam Schmidt was paralyzed in a car crash in 2000. Nevada just issued him a first-of-its-kind license to take his special car on the road.

If Humans Were Built to Withstand a Car Crash, They Might Look Like This

Graham is what you get when an artist, a trauma surgeon and a collision expert team up to imagine what humans would like if we evolved to fit cars.

Out Cold and Behind the Wheel in Semi-autonomous and Autonomous Cars

People fall asleep, have heart attacks or are otherwise incapacitated while driving all the time. How does that work in the world of semi-autonomous and autonomous cars?

Here's Why Everyone's Talking About Tesla's Autopilot System

On May 7, Joshua Brown died while driving his Tesla Model S with the Autopilot system engaged. What, if anything, does that mean for the future of driverless cars?

New 'Textalyzer' Tech Aims to Catch Distracted Drivers

A proposed bill in New York would give police access to drivers’ phones after car accidents. Yes, texting while driving is a problem — but could this be the solution?

The Goodyear Eagle-360 Concept Reinvents the Wheel

The Goodyear Eagle-360 concept tire, a spherical design, was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show — a tire for future autonomous vehicles.

New Study: How to Build Batteries Out of Thin Air for Carbon-Negative Cars

Scientists propose extracting carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere to make carbon nanotubes, and then using those to make batteries, also counteracting climate change.

The 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport Will Skip Over Potholes

Looking for a smooth new ride? Ford's newest performance sedan, the 2017 Fusion V6 Sport, features pothole detection technology — allowing it to skip over potholes.