Self-Driving Vehicles

Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Self-Driving Car Bill Reintroduced in House Minus Biggest Backer

People load into a Daimler Freightliner Inspiration self-driving truck for a demonstration in 2015. People load into a Daimler Freightliner Inspiration self-driving truck for a demonstration in Las Vegas in May 2015. (John Locher/Associated Press)

Legislation that would allow carmakers to sell as many as 100,000 self-driving vehicles per year in the U.S. is being reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, but one of its biggest cheerleaders is staying on the sidelines until next year.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
September 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Starsky Robotics Founder Discusses Future of Autonomous Trucking

Starsky Robotics autonomous truck A Starsky Robotics autonomous truck. (Starsky Robotics via YouTube)

Automated technology developers are shooting for the moon when they could instead be implementing ground-level initiatives in trucking, the founder of Starsky Robotics says.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
June 24, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Kodiak Offers First Inside Look at Safety Assessment

Kodiak founders Don Burnette and Paz Eshel Kodiak Robotics co-founders Don Burnette (left) and Paz Eshel. (Business Wire)

Kodiak Robotics Inc. recently made its 350th commercial delivery and detailed how it is approaching the challenge of providing its longhaul trucks with self-driving technology.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 11, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Study: Autonomous Vehicles Won’t Make Roads Completely Safe

An Audi AI:ME self-driving concept vehicle is displayed at the CES tech show in Las Vegas in January. An Audi AI:ME self-driving concept vehicle is displayed at the CES tech show in Las Vegas in January. (John Locher/Associated Press)

A new study says that while autonomous vehicle technology has great promise to reduce crashes, it may not be able to prevent all mishaps caused by human error.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
June 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

NHTSA Lets Self-Driving Shuttle Resume Carrying People

An EasyMile autonomous shuttle is displayed during an experiment in Paris in November 2017. An EasyMile shuttle is displayed during an experiment in Paris in November 2017. (Christophe Ena/Associated Press)

A self-driving shuttle service that was ordered to stop carrying passengers in February has been cleared to resume operations with new safety precautions.

May 21, 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, Safety, Autonomous

Analysts: Trucking Ripe With Opportunities for Autonomous Technology

TuSimple truck TuSimple is one of the companies pioneering research into the applications for autonomous driving in the commercial vehicle industry. (TuSimple)

Analysts expect autonomous driving to penetrate the commercial vehicle market before the consumer auto market.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
April 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

TuSimple, ZF Pair to Develop Technology for Autonomous Trucks

TuSimple truck TuSimple's partnership with ZF Friedrichshafen starts in April and includes potential sales in North America, Europe and China. (TuSimple)

Autonomous driving company TuSimple has reached a deal with German vehicle components maker ZF Friedrichshafen to develop and commercialize technology for autonomous trucks.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
March 27, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Stakeholders’ Input Key to Shaping AV 4.0, Says USDOT Nominee Finch Fulton

USDOT nominee Finch Fulton Finch Fulton testifies at his nomination hearing for Assistant Secretary of Transportation. (Senate Commerce Committee)

WASHINGTON — Industry stakeholders will assist U.S. Department of Transportation officials in shaping their latest version of guidelines for autonomous vehicles, said Finch Fulton, nominee to become assistant secretary for transportation policy.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 12, 2020
Government, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Federal Policymakers to Draft Self-Driving Vehicles Bill

Frank Pallone Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) by J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Policymakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are aiming to draft a bipartisan measure that would guarantee the deployment of lifesaving technologies in self-driving vehicles, the chairman of a key committee said Feb. 11.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 11, 2020

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