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Tesla Automation Faulted by NTSB in 2016 Fatal Florida Crash

Raindrops rest on the badge of Tesla Inc. Model X electric automobile in a parking lot in Frankfurt, Germany, on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Alex Kraus/ Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc.’s design of its Autopilot system contributed to a 2016 fatal crash in Florida, accident investigators concluded as they recommended all automakers prevent autonomous driving systems from being used on roads for which they are not designed.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
September 12, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Trump’s Regulators Ease the Path for Self-Driving Cars

A row of Google self-driving Lexus cars at a Google event outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. Eric Risberg/AP

The Trump administration will alter the course set by the Obama administration on autonomous vehicle policy after industry raised concerns about elements of that initial proposal.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
September 12, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Waymo’s Matrix-Like World for Training Self-Driving Cars

Photo by Daimler, Photo Illustration by TT News

Much like student drivers, Waymo’s self-driving minivans regularly stumble upon situations they’ve never seen before.

David R. Baker | San Francisco Chronicle
September 11, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Self-Driving Cars Bill in Senate Veers Into Tricky Truck Debate

Daimler AG

Senate negotiators released draft legislation meant to spur the introduction of self-driving vehicles, while indicating they were undecided if their measure would encompass trucks and buses.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
September 11, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Goodyear Debuts ‘Fitbit’ for Tires

Goodyear installing tires equipped with wireless sensors to Tesloop's Model X known as "bravo". Tesloop

Goodyear is testing a smart-tire that, much like a Fitbit, relays condition information based on cloud computing analytics.

Marco della Cava | USA Today
September 8, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Senate Panel to Examine Self-Driving Trucks

Daimler Truck Daimler

Trucking executives and industry observers will lead a discussion on self-driving trucks at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing Sept. 13.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 8, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

State and Local Officials Respond to Federal Self-Driving Car Legislation

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

State and regional transportation officials largely praised the vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to ease the development of self-driving cars, and the technology associated with them, Sept. 6.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
September 8, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Wanted: Drivers for Self-Driving Cars

One of Uber's self-driving cars being tested in Pittsburgh. rexworld/Flickr

Want to get behind the wheel of a self-driving car? Aurora Innovation, a self-driving car company started by top engineers from Google, Tesla and Uber, has posted a job opening for a self-driving vehicle operator in Pittsburgh.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
September 7, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Lyft to Unleash Self-Driving Cars on San Francisco Roads

Lyft's new Amp glows on the dashboard of a car in San Francisco Josh Edelson/AP Images for Lyft

Self-driving Lyfts are coming to the San Francisco Bay Area, promising to give local residents a first-hand look at the technology that’s poised to dramatically change the nature of transportation.

Marisa Kendall | The Mercury News
September 7, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

House Passes Bill to Speed Introduction of Self-Driving Vehicles

The specially designed delivery car that Ford Motor Co. and Domino’s Pizza will use to test self-driving pizza deliveries, at Domino’s headquarters in Ann Arbor, Mich. Ford and Domino’s are teaming up to test how consumers react if a driverless car delive Focus Dee-Ann Durbin/AP

U.S. House lawmakers passed a wide-ranging bill to speed the introduction of self-driving vehicles championed by tech and auto companies racing to develop and deploy the technology.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
September 7, 2017

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