self-driving
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Boston OKs Citywide Tests of nuTonomy Self-Driving Cars

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Self-driving cars will soon be zipping across Boston after transportation officials granted one company permission to test their robotic cars outside the Seaport — with South Boston first up.

Jordan Graham | Boston Herald
June 21, 2018
Business, Technology

Russian Driverless Buses Make Their World Cup Debut in Kazan

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World Cup soccer spectators had the opportunity to ride driverless buses to see France’s clash with Australia in Russia’s eastern city of Kazan on June 16, part of a state-backed push into autonomous vehicles.

Ilya Khrennikov | Bloomberg News
June 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Enterprise Picks Up a Partner in First Driverless Car Foray

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Enterprise Holdings Inc., the nation’s largest car renter, is making a foray into self-driving — albeit gingerly.

Mark Bergen and David Welch | Bloomberg News
June 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Autonomous Trucking Gaining Ground in China

Trucks sit idle in a parking lot at a logistics park in Chengdu, China, April 11, 2017. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

In China, autonomous trucking is coming faster than expected. Chinese driverless truck startup Fabu Technology said June 12 that its driverless trucks already have taken part in open road tests and it plans to offer intercity cargo transportation this year, which is expected to radically reshape the nation’s freight transportation market.

Cheng Yu | Asia News Network
June 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Driverless Delivery Startup Uses $92 Million to Focus on Safety

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In an abandoned lot on the outskirts of Sacramento, Calif., R1, a domed gray vehicle half the size of a Toyota Corolla, is practicing driving itself. It stops at stop signs, yields to people, and handles sharp turns, as other self-driving vehicles do on test courses in Silicon Valley, Detroit, and China.

Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
June 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Ford Refuses to Rush Into Robo-Taxis, Even After GM, Waymo Deals

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General Motors Co. and Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo rocked the auto industry last week with self-driving deals that will have each deploying thousands of robo-taxis onto U.S. roads over the next 18 months. Ford Motor Co., meanwhile, will continue biding its time.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
June 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Defining Driver Responsibility When Trucks Begin to Drive Themselves

A driver takes his hands off the wheel as a ZF concept truck drives itself on a test track. Managing handoffs between the driver and system is among the challenges facing developers. (ZF Group)

As truck makers and technology developers work toward introducing vehicles with some level of automated driving features in the years ahead, it will be essential for drivers to have a clear understanding of what those systems can and cannot do and how much they can rely on them.

B. Cameron Gain | Contributing Writer
June 8, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Brexit Britain Wants to Become a Leader in Driverless Vehicles

An attendee takes a photograph of an RDM Autonomous Vehicles Pod vehicle outside the SMMT Connected conference on autonomous vehicles in London, on March 30, 2017. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

Britain is stepping up its plans to be a leader in self-driving cars. The government is awarding 25 million pounds ($33 million) this week to as many as six projects that will research and test autonomous vehicles on highways and on trials of remote-control parking.

Anna Hirtenstein | Bloomberg News
June 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Driverless Tech Part of SoftBank’s 300-Year Plan

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SoftBank Group Corp.’s Masayoshi Son wants his company to grow for 300 years, and he’s willing to pour billions of dollars into far-out technology to make it happen.

Alistair Barr and Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
June 4, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

New York, Los Angeles Team With Schumer on Self-Driving Vehicle Rules

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New York City and Los Angeles, worried that a Senate self-driving car bill would make them hand over control of their streets to the federal government, have found a powerful ally: Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).

Shaun Courtney | Bloomberg News
May 31, 2018

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