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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.
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.
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.
A new world beckons in which urban transit networks will be able to warn about road conditions or adjust road speeds to relieve traffic congestion.
Car computers will use many sources of data -- lasers, radar, stereo cameras, even windshield wiper rain detectors -- to figure out what's around them. And none of the sensors will ever get drowsy.
Why waste your drive time doing the actual driving, when technology can be your chauffeur? The century-old auto culture is on the verge of radical change, and you can thank Google for where it's headed.