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Amazon expands streaming deal with MGM, gets 'Fargo,' 'Platoon'

Amazon has also gained access to MGM TV's "Vikings," which premiered on the History channel earlier this year and quickly became a top cable series.

By October 22, 2013


Platooning: The future of freeways is lining up

Linking cars into a trainlike group can save fuel, fit more cars on the road, and potentially improve safety. A project in Europe shows it's not just a fantasy.

By September 3, 2013


How self-driving cars will cut accidents 90 percent (Q&A)

For Road Trip 2015, CNET talks with the University of Michigan's Peter Sweatman about the rapid merging of computers and cars, and the fake city in Ann Arbor where it's being put to the test.

By August 1, 2015


In this fake city, cars learn to talk to each other

As part of Road Trip 2015, CNET visits Mcity, a 32-acre fake city in Michigan designed to test self-driving cars' navigation and communication abilities -- and to keep research from migrating to Silicon Valley.

By July 30, 2015


4 things you should know about Freightliner's self-driving truck

The self-driving truck has debuted, becoming the first of its kind to receive an autonomous license for use on public roads.

By May 9, 2015


Why self-driving cars won't be a mass reality anytime soon

Commentary: As Google reveals its latest self-driving car, a bold future seems to have arrived. But we've been down this disappointing road before.

By May 28, 2014


Nokia investing $100M in smart-car technology

The Finnish company aims to make money off the profound transformation of driving made possible by computing and networking technology.

By May 5, 2014


EO car explores power-sharing platoons

The research institute is showing off a car designed to test new techniques for linking cars into highway-riding trains. The EO also is unusually adept at steering.

By March 8, 2012


Driverless trucks get in shape for US Army convoy duty

Recent tests, says Lockheed Martin, show that fully autonomous convoys can safely navigate road intersections, oncoming traffic, stalled and passing vehicles, and pedestrians.

By January 31, 2014


Spray-on Starpath makes roads glow at night

During the day, paths coated with Starpath absorb UV light, which is released when darkness falls. The technology could be a cheaper, more energy-efficient alternative to nighttime street lighting, its maker says.

By October 21, 2013