Autonomous cars

Nebraska wants in on self-driving car boom
Nebraska wants in on self-driving car boom

Nebraska is eager to become a self-driving car development hub. State legislators presented on Tuesday two measures aimed at creating an environment friendly to driverless cars. Nebraska has two competing proposals under consideration. The first, championed by Senator Tyson Larson, would allow for...Read More»

Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco
Uber, Google's Waymo reach out-of-court settlement over self-driving car tech

Friday morning in a courtroom in San Francisco, trial lawyers representing Google's Waymo self-driving car technology division accepted a $245 million settlement offer from Uber. The settlement represents an anticlimactic end to what was expected to be a drawn-out trial between the two mobility...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Google takes Uber to court over self-driving car tech

Google's self-driving car division Waymo will see ride-sharing firm Uber in court in San Francisco Monday. The showdown could determine which company will drive the future of autonomous cars. Waymo alleges that Uber stole trade secrets for the lidar technology that is essential to preventing...Read More»

Nissan Self-Driving Slippers
Nissan just invented the self-driving...slipper?

Self-driving and semi-autonomous vehicle technology are under widespread development and testing, but Nissan just took a decidedly different approach to dipping its toes into the arena. Almost literally. You’re looking at the world’s first semi-autonomous, self driving slippers. The...Read More»

2013 Ford Police Interceptor concept
Ford patents real-life, self-driving Robo-Cop car

Someone at Ford must appreciate classic action movies. First, the company announced it was making a driverless pizza delivery car—on the 20th anniversary of SkyNet. Now, Ford has a patent for a real life Robo-Cop car. Rather than a mechanized Alex Murphy driving a Taurus, however, the Ford...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Waymo to order "thousands" of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid self-driving minivans

Google-owned self-driving car software firm Waymo said Tuesday that FCA will provide it with "thousands" of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans. That's in addition to the 600-plus Pacifica vans Waymo has already converted to self-driving vehicles it's using to test out the software in more than two...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Waymo to test self-driving cars in Atlanta

Waymo is already testing its self-driving technology everywhere from the high-tech, artificial town of Castle, California, to the trying Michigander winter, to the leisurely suburb of Chandler, Arizona, where its cars drive themselves without an engineer in the driver’s seat as a failsafe...Read More»

Interior of Chevrolet Cruise AV self-driving car, to go into production in 2019
Chevy bids adieu to the steering wheel for self-driving cars

It's a stark image of a future that Chevrolet says isn't far off. The automaker filed a Safety Petition with the Department of Transportation with the intent of testing cars without steering wheels, pedals, or any kind of manual controls as early as 2019. The photo and video depict a test vehicle...Read More»

iOS 10.3 Apple CarPlay
Apple: Self-driving cars shouldn’t need a map

According to a recent patent filing, Apple’s engineers are working on a self-driving navigation system that uses sensors to determine which route to take, with no reliance on stored or downloaded maps. In other words, Apple is attempting to develop a 21st century equivalent of the cliched...Read More»

Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco
Uber agrees to buy 24,000 Volvo SUVs in its march toward self-driving vehicles

Uber will purchase up to 24,000 Volvo XC90 SUVs between 2019 and 2021, the ride-sharing company announced Monday. According to Volvo, the vehicles are an “autonomous driving-compatible base.” As the name suggests, they constitute the next step for Uber as the rideshare company looks for...Read More»

Audi A7 autonomous car prototype
California to allow human-less self-driving car testing

Following a year of self-driving cars legally testing on public roads, California is ready to take things a step further by relaxing the rules surrounding testing. Soon, companies will be able to test their autonomous car prototypes on public roads without a driver, even as backup. That’s...Read More»

Prototype for Nissan and Infiniti’s ProPilot self-driving system
Forget HOV lanes, get ready for self-driving vehicle lanes

Now, with the dawn of the autonomous vehicle well within sight and plans for its Wisconsin plant progressing at full speed, Foxconn, which is perhaps best known as Apple's iPhone supplier, has suggested creating interstate lanes specifically for self-driving vehicles. Taiwan-based Foxconn made...Read More»

Prototype for Nissan and Infiniti’s ProPilot self-driving system
Nissan sets ambitious door-to-door goal for its self-driving cars

Nissan says its ProPilot self-driving technology will be ready to take over the majority of human driving responsibilities by 2020. The automaker demonstrated the ProPilot technology with an Infiniti Q50 equipped with all necessary components. As the video shows, the Q50 was able to navigate not...Read More»

Lyft car with trademark pink mustache (via Wikimedia)
Lyft opens Big Apple office in bid for larger slice of ride-share pie

New York is already one of the most hotly-contested rideshare markets, with Uber surging ahead of the city’s famed Yellow Cabs and Lyft registering gains on both, in terms of rides hailed. Now, Lyft is folding the battle for the Big Apple into its overarching strategy, amplifying its East...Read More»

Proposal for dedicated self-driving car test site in South Korea
South Korea builds its own experimental town for self-driving cars

Just weeks before South Korea hosts the world’s first motor show centered on self-driving cars, has opened its own city, developed purely for testing driverless vehicles. The ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced the partial opening of what is being dubbed...Read More»

Waymo trains self-driving cars to identify emergency vehicles
Google's Waymo takes cabbie out of its self-driving taxis

Google-owned Waymo is taking the driver out of self-driving cars with a new ride-hailing service that just launched in suburban Phoenix. About 100 Chrysler Pacificas equipped with Waymo's self-driving technology are now being tested in Chandler, Arizona, company CEO John Krafcik said Tuesday...Read More»

AAA Navya Shuttle
Las Vegas' free self-driving shuttle involved in crash on its first day

Just an hour after hustling its first passengers around downtown Las Vegas, an experimental self-driving shuttle was hit by a truck Wednesday. The service launched Wednesday morning, but by noon, it "collided with a semi-truck" near Las Vegas' Fremont Street entertainment district, reported KSNV...Read More»

AAA Navya Shuttle
Self-driving shuttle to hustle public around in Las Vegas

Revelers in Las Vegas have a new attraction to experience: the first self-driving shuttle open to the public launched Wednesday. The shuttle is part of a partnership that includes AAA, which introduced the autonomous bus on a half-mile loop as part of a year-long pilot program that aims to give a...Read More»

2018 Tesla Model 3
Chinese Tesla investor reportedly developing its own self-driving car tech

Chinese company Tencent, which owns a 5 percent stake in Tesla, is developing its own self-driving technology separate from the California electric car builder's AutoPilot system. According to Bloomberg's sources, the company is in the prototype stage with its autonomous technology. If the news is...Read More»

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