self-driving

Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Exec Lior Ron Leaves an Autonomous-Vehicle Unit in Turmoil

Lior Ron, co-founder of Otto, speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif. May 2, 2017. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)

Lior Ron, a central figure in Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving-truck project, left the company, said people familiar with the matter.

March 29, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Toyota Warns That Some Rivals Are Skipping Steps in Race to Autonomy

Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg News

As the global auto industry vies to deploy driverless cars, some contenders may be cutting corners in a bid to get ahead, warned Jack Hollis, group vice president of U.S. sales for the Toyota brand.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
March 28, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Google Backs Startup Working on Remote-Controlled Driverless Cars

The hubcap of a Jaguar I-Pace with Waymo autonomous electric vehicle is seen during an event in New York, March 27. (Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News)

Gradient Ventures, an early-stage venture fund within Google, is leading a $6 million investment in a new company that’s building software to let humans control cars remotely.

March 28, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Waymo, Jaguar Team Up With 20,000-Car Self-Driving Fleet

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Waymo is teaming up with Jaguar Land Rover on autonomous vehicles, its second major automaker partnership and a big boost for the nascent technology that has come under scrutiny recently.

March 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Waymo CEO Krafcik Has ‘A Lot of Confidence’ His Tech Would Have Avoided Deadly Uber Accident

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In a pioneering self-driving car company’s first public comments on the Uber autonomous car accident March 18 that killed an Arizona woman, Waymo CEO John Krafcik said his tech could “handle” that very scenario.

Marco della Cava | USA Today
March 26, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Senate Bill Could Clean Up Patchwork Autonomous Vehicle Laws

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The companies and officials influencing the development of self-driving technology offered a wide variety of reactions to the death of a pedestrian struck by an Uber autonomous vehicle March 18.

Brad Stone | Bloomberg News
March 26, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

San Francisco Mayor Says Driverless Cars Are ‘Future of the Streets’

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Days after a fatal self-driving-car collision in Arizona, six makers of driverless vehicles came to San Francisco on March 22 to demonstrate their technology — and emphasize its safety features — to city leaders and public-safety officers.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
March 23, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

After Uber Crash, Florida Still Welcomes Free-Range Robot Cars

Ford has chosen Miami-Dade to be the first large-scale test site of its self-driving vehicle fleet. (Ford)

The anything-goes approach meant to bring autonomous vehicles to Florida won’t change after the first fatal collision.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
March 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Video From Self-Driving Uber Car Captures First Fatal Collision

Dashcam video from inside Uber A still photo from a dashcam video taken inside a self-driving Uber vehicle shows pedestrian appearing suddenly in a dark roadway moments before the collision. (Tempe, Ariz., police department via AP)

Police in Tempe, Ariz., on March 21 released dashcam videos of the fatal accident March 18 in which an Uber car operating in autonomous mode struck and killed a pedestrian, showing the car did not slow down or alter its course to avoid her.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
March 21, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Trump Infrastructure Proposal Could Fund Self-Driving Truck Lanes, DOT Official Says

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Projects aimed at building dedicated lanes for self-driving trucks would qualify for funds under President Donald Trump’s infrastructure proposal unveiled last month, a top federal transportation official said March 16.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 20, 2018

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