Driverless

Business, Technology, Autonomous

Amazon Buys Driverless Startup Zoox, Cites Ride-Hailing Prowess

A Zoox self-driving car is operated outside the company's headquarters in California on May 27. A Zoox self-driving car is operated outside the company's headquarters in California on May 27. (Michael Short/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com Inc. is buying autonomous vehicle startup Zoox Inc., a move that could help the company create a formidable opponent to ride-hailing and food-delivery companies.

Molly Schuetz | Bloomberg News
June 26, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Driverless Car Industry Gets a Nudge on Standards, Transparency

Vehicles sit in rush hour traffic at an interchange in Los Angeles. Vehicles sit in rush hour traffic at an interchange in Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Hundreds of driverless cars have been tested in locations across the U.S. in recent years, but standards are inconsistent and in a handful of cases there have been accidents and even a death.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
June 15, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

SoftBank-Backed Nuro Gets OK for Driverless Delivery Tests 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 via Getty Images)

Nuro Inc. has won permission to test driverless, low-speed delivery vehicles in the San Francisco Bay Area, becoming the second company allowed to operate on public roads without a driver.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
April 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Driverless Cars Have Arrived, and They All Look Like Loaves of Bread

Driverless The May Mobility shuttle. (Keith Naughton/Bloomberg News)

Do automakers investing billions in the self-driving cars of tomorrow risk repeating the same mistake they made with electric cars a decade ago?

March 13, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Hyundai to Start Mass Production of Driverless Cars in 2024

Hyundai vehicle SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News

South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Group will start mass production of self-driving cars within the next five years, said Chung Euisun, the heir to the auto giant, as he made a hefty investment in a joint venture the company established with Aptiv on Sept. 23.

Cho Chung-Un | Asia News Network
September 30, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Hyundai to Set Up $4 Billion Driverless Car Venture

Hyundai SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News

Hyundai Motor Group will spend $1.6 billion to develop autonomous vehicles with Aptiv Plc, marking one of the biggest investments yet by a traditional carmaker into the burgeoning robocar industry.

Kyunghee Park | Bloomberg News
September 23, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

With New Funding, Startup PlusAI Set to Unveil Level 2 Driverless Vehicles

Autonomous truck VCG/Bloomberg News

Sequoia Capital-backed PlusAI Inc. is close to raising about $200 million in new funds at a valuation of more than $1 billion to bankroll its development in autonomous trucks, according to people familiar with the matter.

August 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Loadsmart, Starsky Robotics Dispatch Autonomous Truck Automatically

Starsky truck In June, Starsky Robotics performed the first fully unmanned test on a public highway with real traffic. (Starsky Robotics/YouTube)

Loadsmart and Starsky Robotics said the companies have automatically dispatched an autonomous truck to haul freight.

August 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM Cruise Robotaxi Debut Delayed

GM David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

General Motors Co.’s self-driving unit is backing off plans to deploy robotaxis by the end of this year, the latest indication of how auto and tech companies are struggling with the challenges of taking humans out from behind the wheel.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
July 24, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Lyft Making Driverless Data Public in Bid to Speed Development

Lyft Gabby Jones/Bloomberg News

Lyft is making research data on self-driving technology available to the public in a bid to accelerate the development of robotic cars, which is seen as critical to the ride-hailing giant’s future viability.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
July 23, 2019

Pages