Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Russia’s Yandex Joins the Self-Driving Car Million-Mile Club

Yandex car A Yandex Toyota Prius self-driving taxi trial on open roads in Moscow. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News)

Yandex NV, Russia’s largest internet firm, said its self-driving cars have passed 1 million miles in fully autonomous driving since it started testing the technology in December 2017, joining an elite group in the emerging robotaxi industry.

Ilya Khrennikov | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla’s Summon-Your-Car Feature Spurs Safety Inquiry

Tesla Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg News

The top U.S. road-safety regulator is gathering information about a Tesla Inc. feature that allows customers to remotely call for their car to pick them up.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Scout, Amazon’s Self-Driving Delivery Robot, Heads to California

Amazon's self-driving robot Amazon via AP

Amazon said Aug. 6 that its six-wheeled self-driving robots, about the size of a smaller cooler, will begin delivering packages to customers in Irvine, Calif., after testing them in a suburb of Seattle earlier this year.

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
August 6, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Orlando Says It’s Open for Business as Automated Technology Hub

Nissan Testing of self-driving technology in a Nissan vehicle. (Shizuo Kambayashi/Associated Press)

The Automated Vehicles Symposium conference is attracting some of the heaviest hitters in autonomous vehicles and could be the first step in making Central Florida a hub for the fast-emerging driverless car industry.

Marco Santana | Sentinel Orlando, Fla.
July 17, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Sunshine State Now Autonomous Car State Too

Autonomous Getty Images

The future of Florida’s highways seems to be hands-free after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the Autonomous Vehicles bill that took effect July 1. It removes what the state calls “unnecessary obstacles that hinder the development of autonomous vehicle technology and solidifies Florida’s position as a leading state for transportation innovation.”

Dan Scanlan | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
July 1, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Unmanned Starsky Robotics Truck Navigates Florida Expressway

Starsky truck Starsky Robotics' Class 8 Volvo sleeper berth tractor-trailer travels at 55 mph down a 9.4-mile stretch of Florida’s Turnpike in Orlando on June 16. (Starsky Robotics/YouTube)

Automated truck technology startup Starsky Robotics successfully completed its first unmanned test drive on a public highway June 16.

June 26, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Domino’s Brings Self-Driving Pizza Delivery Pilot to Houston

Domino's Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Domino’s Pizza Inc. plans to test unmanned pizza delivery in Houston later this year. The chain, known as a technology leader in the restaurant industry, is teaming with Nuro, a Bay Area robotics startup run by two former Google employees.

June 17, 2019
Business, Safety, Autonomous

Humans Wanted: Self-Driving Truck Technology Firms Seek Drivers

Self-Driving Truck Technology Pima Community College and TuSimple representatives with TuSimple’s self-driving truck (right) at TuSimple’s testing and development center. (Pima Community College)

A pair of leading developers of autonomous truck technologies, TuSimple and Starsky Robotics, are looking for human drivers to help advance their businesses.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
June 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Unmanned Truck Operates on Public Road in Sweden

Einride Einride’s cabless T-pod cargo vehicle makes its debut run on a short section of public road in southern Sweden. (Einride)

An unmanned, self-driving truck now is hauling cargo on a short stretch of public road in Sweden.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 17, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Self-Driving Shuttle Pulled Over in Rhode Island

Self-Driving Shuttle One of a fleet of self-driving vehicles unveiled by May Mobility at the Quonset Business Park in Rhode Island. (Matt O'Brien/Associated Press)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A self-driving shuttle got pulled over by police on its first day carrying passengers on a new Rhode Island route.

Matt O’Brien | The Associated Press
May 15, 2019