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Transportation changes, ‘smart cities’ on the horizon in the Triangle

A car drives under gantries on the Triangle Expressway in Wake County. The Triangle is looking for ways to adopt similar smart technology throughout the area. | Photo courtesy of the N.C. Department of Transportation 

January 24, 2017 - 5:56pm

Prove it: US DOT pushes NC into the driverless technology lane

An exit on the Triangle Expressway. Photo courtesy of N.C. Department of Transportation Communications.

January 24, 2017 - 5:51pm

Children’s book may push autonomous cars from fiction to fact for multiple generations

Where Do Cars Go at Night is a book written by the Moovel Group to help educate people on self-driving cars. | Photo courtesy of Moovel Group

January 24, 2017 - 5:29pm

Can self-driving cars help Nashville put a dent in traffic?

Nashville officials are monitoring advances in self-driving vehicle technology as the city continues its pursuit of a $6 billion regional transit plan. | Photo by Don DeBold via Creative Commons

January 23, 2017 - 6:39pm

Waymo follows Apple’s road to success in the autonomous car market

Waymo’s latest fully autonomous vehicle uses self-driving technology developed by the company in-house. | Photo by Waymo

January 23, 2017 - 5:48pm

Agricultural applications fuel Indiana's push for autonomous car technology

Mooresville, Indiana-based manufacturer ET Works offers a $9,000 auto-steering option for its Apache sprayer vehicles. | Photo courtesy of ET Works

January 23, 2017 - 2:43pm

Uber faces bumpy autonomous car ride in California

California is a sweet spot for future autonomous ridesharing businesses, according to Susan Shaheen, co-director of Transportation Sustainability Research Center at University of California Berkeley. | Photo by Jim Watkins. 

January 23, 2017 - 12:36pm

Driving innovation: Connecticut senator pushes for self-driving cars task force

A bill proposed in the Connecticut Legislature would create a task force to examine the ramifications of self-driving cars. Jeff Aiosa, president of Carriage House of New London, a Mercedes-Benz dealership, predicts huge changes in the auto industry stemming from the push to perfect autonomous vehicles. | James Mosher/Crain's Connecticut

January 23, 2017 - 10:03am

Shifting gears: Sacramento drives toward autonomous vehicles

Sacramento hopes to make the city a welcoming place for autonomous car developers like Waymo to test-drive their vehicles.| Photo courtesy of Waymo

January 22, 2017 - 5:34pm

From poms to cars: Titans cheerleader driven to Nissan management

Jennifer Hill is a manager in process engineering at Nissan’s Smyrna plant. | Photo courtesy Jennifer Hill via Nissan North America

January 18, 2017 - 6:10pm