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NHTSA Eyes Exemptions From Some Safety Rules for Self-Driving Cars

A self-driving vehicle from Intel company Mobileye's autonomous test fleet navigates Detroit streets. A self-driving vehicle from Intel company Mobileye's autonomous test fleet navigates Detroit streets. (Mobileye via Associated Press)

President Donald Trump’s administration is starting to update federal motor vehicle safety standards to exempt self-driving cars from crashworthiness standards that are applied to cars operated by humans, a move questioned by safety advocates.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
January 14, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

DOT Expands AV TEST Program

AV TEST tracking tool AV TEST tracking tool by nhtsa.gov

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded the Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing (AV TEST) Initiative from a pilot to a full program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla’s Elon Musk Debates How to Give Away World’s Biggest Fortune

Elon Musk speaks during a discussion in Washington in March 2020. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News) Elon Musk speaks during a discussion in Washington in March 2020. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Elon Musk is not only the world’s richest person, he lays claim to the biggest net worth ever recorded: $208 billion as of Jan. 8. What he does with it will be closely watched.

January 8, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Cruise Hires Former Delta Air Executive Gil West as COO

GM's Bolt electric vehicle, with Cruise's autonomous technology installed, is displayed in Detroit. GM's Bolt electric vehicle, with Cruise's autonomous technology installed, is displayed in Detroit. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

Cruise, the self-driving car startup majority owned by General Motors Co., has hired former Delta Air Lines Inc. Chief Operating Officer Gil West for the same position as it prepares to start offering paid robotaxi rides in San Francisco.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
January 8, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla’s Elon Musk Now World’s Richest Person

Elon Musk arrives at the Axel Springer Award ceremony in Germany on Dec. 1. (Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz/Bloomberg News) Elon Musk arrives at the Axel Springer Award ceremony in Germany on Dec. 1, 2020. (Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz/Bloomberg News)

Elon Musk, the outspoken entrepreneur behind Tesla Inc. and SpaceX, is now the richest person on the planet.

January 7, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

FHWA Awards Grant Supporting AV Truck Project at Port of Virginia

Port of Virginia The Port of Virginia received $2.1 million to assist in efforts to make the terminal “autonomous truck ready,” according to FHWA’s announcement. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

The Federal Highway Administration recently awarded $49.6 million to support projects that incorporate transportation-related technologies.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Autonomous Startup Used by Mining Trucks Raises $47 Million

An excavator loads ore into an autonomous dump truck. (Bloomberg News) An excavator loads ore into an autonomous dump truck. (Bloomberg News)

Oxbotica, a U.K. company that makes software for running autonomous vehicles, has raised $47 million in a fresh funding round that will go toward developing and deploying its products.

Amy Thomson | Bloomberg News
January 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Lidar Startup Aeva Adds $200 Million to SPAC Deal

A Lidar sensor is seen on top of a Byton K-Byte electric sedan during AutoMobility LA in November 2018. A Lidar sensor is seen on top of a Byton K-Byte electric sedan during AutoMobility LA in November 2018. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Aeva, a laser-sensor startup founded by two ex-Apple Inc. engineers, is poised to increase its war chest by $200 million with an investment by a Hong Kong-based hedge fund ahead of its public listing via a reverse merger.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
January 4, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Nuro Acquires Ike, Gets Approval for Autonomous Deliveries in California

A Nuro delivery vehicle completes training routes in Texas in November 2019. A Nuro delivery vehicle completes training routes in Texas in November 2019. (Annie Mulligan for the Washington Post/Getty Images)

Robotics company Nuro announced Dec. 23 that it has acquired Ike Robotics Inc., which builds automated trucking technology.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 28, 2020

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