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Honeywell Proposes Technology-Led Future for Flight Safety

Passengers queue according to social distancing measures at the Madrid Barajas airport in Spain on May 20. Passengers queue according to social distancing measures at the Madrid Barajas airport in Spain on May 20. (Paul Hanna/Bloomberg News)

Honeywell International Inc. has been thinking about what it will take to coax people back onto airplanes. A virus-killing robot that can patrol empty aisles between flights, zapping out ultraviolet light, makes a good start.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
May 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Delivery Robot Operators Adjust to Home Environment

Postmates robot operators are performing their duties from home. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Peter Daniels is one of the millions of Americans working from home because of the coronavirus, and he watches delivery robots as they roll along sidewalks 350 miles away.

Ira Boudway | Bloomberg News
May 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Americans Still Skeptical of Self-Driving Cars, Poll Shows

A driver demonstrates a semi-autonomous vehicle in Michigan in 2017. A driver demonstrates a semi-autonomous vehicle in Michigan in 2017. (Graham Walzer/Bloomberg News)

Nearly half of Americans say they would not get in a self-driving taxi, according to a poll commissioned by the advocacy group Partners for Automated Vehicle Education.

Ira Boudway | Bloomberg News
May 19, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Cuts 3,000 More Jobs, Closes Offices Amid Pandemic Revamp

Uber said it would eliminate 3,000 more jobs and close some offices. (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. eliminated an additional 3,000 jobs May 18, is closing dozens of offices worldwide and is shutting down many side projects in an effort to weather the coronavirus pandemic that has devastated the ride-hailing business.

Lizette Chapman | Bloomberg News
May 18, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM’s Self-Driving Unit Cruise to Lay Off Almost 8% of Staff

The Cruise Origin electric driverless shuttle is displayed during a reveal even in San Francisco on Jan. 21. The Cruise Origin electric driverless shuttle is displayed during a reveal even in San Francisco on Jan. 21. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Cruise, the self-driving car unit majority owned by General Motors Co., is laying off almost 8% of full-time employees to cut costs in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

May 14, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

VW, Ford Forge Ahead With EV Technology Sharing to Cut Costs

Robotic arms spray a Volkswagen vehicle in paint shop of company's Wolfsburg, Germany, factory. Robotic arms spray a Volkswagen vehicle in the paint shop of the company's Wolfsburg, Germany, factory in March 2019. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co. are pushing ahead with plans to team up on electric- and self-driving vehicles even as the coronavirus derails other projects, according to people familiar with the matter.

May 14, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Volvo Says Virus Won’t Slow Its Rollout of Self-Driving Car Tech

An entrance to the Volvo Car AB headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Jan. 16. An entrance to the Volvo Car AB headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Jan. 16. (Mikael Sjoberg/Bloomberg News)

Volvo Car AB is grappling with plant shutdowns and layoffs, but one thing it’s not doing amid the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is pumping the brakes on autonomous driving development.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
May 6, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

TuSimple Fills Senior-Level Posts With Executives From UPS, Walmart

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Autonomous trucking technology developer TuSimple has tapped industry veterans from UPS Inc. and Walmart to fill senior positions.

April 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Self-Driving Startups Work Through Health Crisis

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Just like the rest of the industry, trucking companies working to commercialize autonomous heavy-duty trucks are adapting to the uncertainties and disruptions caused by the coronavirus.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 28, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Rolls Out Feature Designed to Detect Stop Signs, Traffic Lights

Tesla's logo on a charging station in Port Huron, Mich., on March 18. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

After testing on public roads, Tesla is rolling out a new feature of its partially automated driving system designed to spot stop signs and traffic signals.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
April 27, 2020

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