Autonomous
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Judge Rules Otto Trucking No Longer a Co-Defendant With Uber in Waymo Case

Otto

Waymo was dealt a fresh setback in its fight with Uber Technologies Inc. with a series of unfavorable rulings ahead of a high-stakes trial next month over driverless technology.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
November 3, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

LG, Qualcomm Join Hands for Autonomous Driving

LG Electronics

LG Electronics said it will work with Qualcomm to jointly research and develop autonomous driving technologies

Youkyung Lee | AP Technology Writer
November 2, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Alphabet's Self-Driving Unit Finds Another Maintenance Partner

Paul Sancya/AP

AutoNation Inc., the largest car-dealer group in the U.S., reached an agreement to maintain and help manage fleets for Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Alphabet Inc.

Jamie Butters | Bloomberg News
November 2, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Canada, a Leader in AI, Is Now Taking Aim at Driverless Cars

Leddertech

Having built an impressive lead in artificial intelligence, Canada is keen to do the same in driverless cars — specifically the lidar (laser radar) technology that lets these vehicles see where they’re going.

Natalie Wong | Bloomberg News
November 1, 2017
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Trump Administration Shelves Plan for Talking Car Mandate

Getty Images

The Trump administration has quietly set aside plans to require new cars to be able to wirelessly talk to each other, auto industry officials said, jeopardizing one of the most promising technologies for preventing traffic deaths.

Joan Lowy | Associated Press
November 1, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Pioneer Leaps Into Driverless Vehicle Fray With Microscopic Mirrors

Pioneer Corp.

When it comes to helping driverless cars see, automakers have a choice between bulky top-mounted contraptions or cheaper but unproven laser-on-a-chip technology. Pioneer Corp. thinks it can deliver the best of both worlds

Pavel Alpeyev and Kevin Buckland | Bloomberg News
November 1, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Waymo Offers Peek at its Secluded Test Bed For Self-Driving Cars

Waymo

A bicyclist pedaled alongside the road and a pedestrian wandered into the crosswalk, as a self-driving minivan headed through a maze of roads in a desolate landscape. As the vehicle turned right, its steering wheel rotated above the empty driver’s seat.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
November 1, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Regulators Move to Rewrite Rules for Self-Driving Cars

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is considering eliminating regulations that currently block self-driving vehicles designed without steering wheels, brake pedals or other driver controls from hitting the road.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
November 1, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo 'Really Close' to Putting Customers in Self-Driving Cars

Paul Sancya/AP

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit demonstrated a self-driving minivan with no one behind the wheel, declaring the vehicle as ready for public use.

Ryan Beene Keith Naughton and Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
October 31, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

2017 MCE Wrapup

TT's Seth Clevenger and Eugene Mulero discuss the key takeaways from the 2017 Management Conference & Exhibition, where addressing the driver shortage was one of the more prominent themes. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
October 26, 2017

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