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Interior shot of a self-driving Lexus car.

The coming of the robot car has been screamed loud from every headline and tech blog for the past decade, but increasingly car makers are being more c(...)

Backstopping down? British prime minister Theresa May leaves Downing Street en route to Belfast.  Photograph: Frank Augstein/AP

Image of the week: Backstop right now It was all the “Bs” this week for UK prime minister Theresa May as she escaped from behind the bars of Downin(...)

Google’s parent company Alphabet reported  sharply higher fourth-quarter spending on video content, employees and facilities. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Alphabet Inc reported sharply higher fourth-quarter spending on video content, employees and facilities, worrying investors who sent the tech company’(...)

Toyota will invest $500 million in Uber Technologies Inc to jointly work on developing self-driving cars, the companies said on Monday, a bid by both (...)

Toyota’s investment will allow Grab to further expand its range of online to offline services, such as food delivery and digital payments

Toyota has agreed to invest $1 billion (€850 million) in Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab as a lead investor in the company’s ongoing financing(...)

There are severe doubts over the date when autonomous cars finally take over from human drivers. However, one thing now seems certain - when (and it’s(...)

Elon Musk arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) in New York. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Tesla’s energy unit has lost two leaders, adding to departures at the electric-car maker while chief executive Elon Musk readies a reorganisation of t(...)

Advertisers will be keen to target owners of autonomous cars who will have nothing else to do behind the wheel

On the face of it, there’s only good news here. Autonomous cars are very much the coming thing, and they represent a potential future for motoring tha(...)

The  Uber logo is pictured outside its corporate HQ in San Francisco. Photograph: Josh Edelson / AFP / Getty Images

Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi has apologised and agreed to pay $245 million to settle a trade secrets case brought by Google subsidiary Waymo(...)

British  theoretical physicist and author Stephen Hawking:  he said artificial intelligence could be “be the best or worst thing to ever happen to humanity” during his keynote speech at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. Photograph: Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

For anyone hoping the organisers of the Web Summit might fail dismally in Lisbon and end up back in Dublin with their tails between their legs, think (...)

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