Automakers are sneaking features into their newest models that could earn them billions and save 30,000 lives a year—but only if they can convince you to give up control of your car. Our writer road tests the boldest autonomous innovations.
Move over, Google. Audi just became the second company to be licensed to run autonomous vehicles in Nevada. As we saw at an exhibition of the tech from its Electronic Research Laboratory, its cars are already well on their way to ditching the driver.
Supermarkets using customers' Facebook accounts as simultaneous discount/surveillance platforms? Vending machines where you can pay by iPhone? Ordering luxury cars and private jets via iPad-like interfaces and sidestepping the salesman? They're all here.
More than 250 brand partners from Audi to ESPN have signed on for StumbleUpon's redesign, in part inspired by the service's 800% growth in mobile. With the addition of brand channels, StumbleUpon hopes to drive more user engagement and attract more advertising partners.