# Cars

A car emits fumes from its exhaust as it waits in traffic in central London, England on October 23, 2017. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP
A car emits fumes from its exhaust as it […]

Nearly 50% of transport pollution deaths linked to diesel: study

Some 385,000 people worldwide died prematurely in 2015 from air pollution caused by vehicle exhaust emissions, a US study has found, singling out diesel engines as the main culprit.
ARCHIV - Autonomes Fahren demonstriert Continental am 13.09.2017 auf der Internationalen Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) in Frankfurt am Main (Hessen) auf dem Freigelände mit einem VW Passat. (zu dpa «R+V stellt Forschungsprojekt zu fahrerlosen Shuttle-Bussen vor» vom 19.10.2017) Foto: Arne Dedert/dpa
ARCHIV - Autonomes Fahren demonstriert C […]

Here’s how a self-driving car works

Within the space of 15 years self-driving cars will probably be a common sight on roads. This means robot cars will have to act in potentially life-threatening situations. Scientists are teaching the machines to make complex decisions in an emergency. The graphic illustrates how a self-driving car works.