Five years in the making, MIT’s autonomous floating vessels get a size upgrade and learn a new way to communicate aboard the waters.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~11 min
Despite what Elon Musk says, there are numerous challenges to overcome in creating completely self-driving cars that work in the real world.
July 30, 2020 • ~7 min
Self-driving taxis could be a setback for those with different needs – unless companies embrace accessible design now
In order to create an efficient future transportation system, autonomous vehicles need to accommodate people with different mobility needs.
June 22, 2020 • ~8 min
Driverless cars could revolutionise transport for disabled people – so why aren't more companies including them in the design process?
May 20, 2020 • ~6 min
Pedestrians are wary of autonomous cars, but they trust traffic lights. Researchers suggest driverless cars could communicate directly with the signals to make their own actions more predictable.
April 21, 2020 • ~6 min
Driverless vehicles rely heavily on sensors to navigate the world. They're vulnerable to attack if bad actors trick them into 'seeing' things that aren't there, potentially leading to deadly crashes.
March 6, 2020 • ~6 min
Weather’s a problem for autonomous cars. MIT’s new system shows promise by using “ground-penetrating radar” instead of cameras or lasers.
Feb. 26, 2020 • ~5 min
Technological innovations, policies, and behavioral changes will all be needed to reach Paris climate agreement targets.
Nov. 19, 2019 • ~10 min
System from MIT CSAIL sizes up drivers as selfish or selfless. Could this help self-driving cars navigate in traffic?
Nov. 18, 2019 • ~7 min
Robotic boats could more rapidly locate the most valuable sampling spots in uncharted waters.
Nov. 4, 2019 • ~8 min