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.
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.
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.
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.
The self-driving truck has debuted, becoming the first of its kind to receive an autonomous license for use on public roads.
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.
The Finnish company aims to make money off the profound transformation of driving made possible by computing and networking technology.
Recent tests, says Lockheed Martin, show that fully autonomous convoys can safely navigate road intersections, oncoming traffic, stalled and passing vehicles, and pedestrians.
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.
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.