Need a nap? Call on your car copilot

Self-driving cars are all very well and good, but what if you are not ready to give up the driver’s seat? Gimlet Systems offers an alternative: a car co-pilot, which not only avoids collisions but can train you to be a better driver. Its makers expect a similar system to be in production cars within a decade.

Watch a blind man drive to Taco Bell with a little help from Google’s robot cars

Self-driving cars are one of the projects that remind you of the good old days of Google, when the company was more focused on quirky “twenty-percent-time” projects than playing catch up in the social networking space. While the cars are still far from a legal reality in most states, Google has released a new video showing Steve Mahan, who is legally blind, enjoying a ride in one of its robo-cars.