self-driving

Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

71% of Americans Still Leery of Self-Driving Cars

A semi-autonomous car A Magna International Inc. representative demonstrates a semi-autonomous vehicle in Holly, Mich. (Graham Walzer/Bloomberg News)

There’s been virtually no increase in public acceptance of self-driving cars even as automakers and tech giants are pouring billions into driverless technology.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
March 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Waymo Begins Marketing Self-Driving Sensors

Waymo Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg News

Waymo on March 6 began selling the laser-mapping sensors used on its driverless vehicles to other companies — as long as the customers don’t compete with its core robotaxi business. The sensors, known as lidar, shoot lasers off objects to determine what is nearby.

Tom Randall | Bloomberg News
March 6, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Robot Package Delivery Trucks Developed in Detroit Ready for China, US

Quadrobot CEO and Chairman Mike Wang Quadrobot CEO and Chairman Mike Wang via Detroit Free Press/Tribune Content Agency

Looking like a delegation of toasters from space, a generation of electrically powered, self-driving mail trucks will roll out of a suburban Detroit industrial park later this year. Their mission: Revolutionize mail and package delivery.

Mark Phelan | Detroit Free Press
February 11, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Self-Driving Truck Startup Embark Releases Performance Data

Embark autonomous truck Embark

Self-driving truck startup Embark has issued a voluntary report on the performance of its automated trucks, providing a more detailed look at its testing process and the current capabilities of its technology.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 30, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Simulators Provide Virtual Scenarios for Real-World Autonomous Driving

Real-World Autonomous Driving Shutterstock

Self-driving cars virtually have made every mistake imaginable inside the office of Applied Intuition. But that's a good thing, according to the autonomous technology company.

Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
September 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Lyft Driverless Cars Top 5,000 Rides in Las Vegas

Lyft Driverless Cars Josh Edelson/AP Images for Lyft

Lyft driverless cars have provided more than 5,000 rides to passengers on the Las Vegas Strip since May.

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Sun
August 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Why Future Vehicles Are More Likely to Be Painted Light Colors

Future Vehicles A white Google autonomous car. (Getty Images)

Henry Ford famously said a customer can have a car in “any color that he wants, as long as it is black.” But black on self-driving cars could be deadly.

Jamie L. LaReau | Detroit Free Press
August 21, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Kroger Selects Arizona for Self-Driving Grocery Delivery Pilot

Kroger luna715/Flickr

Kroger Co. is bringing self-driving grocery delivery to Arizona.

Craig Giammona | Bloomberg News
August 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Ford Announces Reshuffling, New Self-Driving Vehicle Unit

Ford

A day ahead of announcing second-quarter earnings, Ford Motor Co. unveiled organizational changes that it says will improve its operations and grow profits.

Jamie L. LaReau | Detroit Free Press
July 25, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Chinese Startups Floor the Pedal in Driverless Car Race

self driving car in china Baidu Inc.'s autonomous car at the company's headquarters in Beijing. Wang Jing, the executive in charge of Baidu's autonomous driving efforts, is on a mission: To push China to the forefront of the coming driverless-car era. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

A group of Chinese startups is accelerating efforts to get autonomous vehicles onto roads in the world’s biggest auto market, a country its American peers from Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo to General Motors Co.’s Cruise may find tough to crack.

Bloomberg News
July 25, 2018

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