Mercedes-Benz Unveils Self-Driving ‘Future Truck’ on Germany’s Autobahn

If the idea of a self-driving car strikes you as just another intriguing future tech trend that may never make it to the mainstream, put that thought out of your mind — the latest from Mercedes-Benz indicates that self-driving autos are here to stay Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, unveiled a demonstration video of its Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 on Friday, showing the vehicle driving on its own at high speeds on Germany's autobahn See also: Hands-Free Driving Coming to New Cars Starting in 2015 Using a system the company calls the Highway Pilot, the human driver is able to switch control of the truck to the vehicle's embedded system and ride hands-free as a passenger Read more...More about Cars, Robots, Auto, Future Tech, and Autonomous...

UN Considers Banning Killer Robots

The real world is quickly catching up to science fiction as elements that make up movies like Terminator and Robocop have officially become matters of international concern. The United Nations is holding a meeting at its location in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss the legality of autonomous killer robots from Tuesday to Friday. Semi-autonomous machines — in this case, mostly drones — have already killed thousands of humans, and world leaders believe that lethal, fully autonomous machines could follow soon enough to make them worth discussing. See also: Police Need Small Bomb Squad Bots But Don't Have the Money Read more...More about Robots, Ban, United Nations, Autonomous, and Dev...