Business, Technology, Autonomous

London Not Ready for Driverless Cars Before 2030s, Report Says

London black cabs cause gridlock and bring Whitehall and central London to a standstill in a one hour protest demonstration in 2014 against the use of Uber. (Getty Images)

London is ill-prepared to become an early adopter of cutting-edge transport technology including driverless cars and retail deliveries by drone, according to the city’s lawmakers.

Christopher Jasper | Bloomberg News
February 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Google Emails Show Internal Concern Over Losing Driverless Lead

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Three years ago, the head of Google’s self-driving car project emailed co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to sound an alarm.

February 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Autonomous Coast-to-Coast Tesla Trip Past Deadline, Still Coming

Tesla Inc. Model X P100D sports utility vehicles sit on display at the company's new showroom in New York. Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc. hasn’t thrown its plan to demonstrate an autonomous cross-country drive out the window — it’s just tapped the brakes.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
February 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Wintry Weather Illustrates One Challenge Facing Vehicle Automation

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Snow-covered blacktop can be a big problem for autonomous vehicles, which to this point largely use cameras that zero in on lane markings to guide the car down the highway.

Tyrel Linkhorn | The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
February 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Uber’s Kalanick: We Didn’t Hire Waymo Engineer to Steal Self-Driving Secrets

Travis Kalanick, co-founder and former CEO of Uber Technologies Inc., arrives at the Phillip Burton Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in San Francisco, Feb. 6, 2018. (Michael Short/Bloomberg News)

Travis Kalanick got some vindication in court on Feb. 7. Under friendly cross-examination by a lawyer for Uber — the ride-hailing company he co-founded and led until it ousted him last June — Kalanick got a chance to present himself as an earnest guy who loved his work, cared about the future and didn’t take illicit shortcuts as he competed aggressively in the race for self-driving cars.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
February 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Fiat Chrysler CEO: Even With Autonomous Vehicles, Brand Identity Will Be Key

Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News

The term generic might imply a reasonable, cost-effective choice at the grocery store, but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne says it’s no way to think about cars.

Eric D. Lawrence | Detroit Free Press
February 7, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, TCA

Self-Driving Car Firm Aurora Partners With Chinese Company to Hit the Road


A Silicon Valley startup created by some of the most notable names in self-driving cars is turning to a new Chinese automaker to put its technology on the road.

David R. Baker | San Francisco Chronicle
February 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Waymo, Uber Trade Barbs in Court Over Trade-Secret Theft Suit

Photos by Seth Wenig, Eric Risberg/AP

Waymo and Uber lawyers squared off in a federal court on Feb. 5 on the first day of a bombshell trade-secret theft case.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
February 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Embark Self-Driving Truck Completes Coast-to-Coast Test Run

Embark Truck Embark

A self-driving truck operated by tech startup Embark recently completed a test run from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, Fla., which the company hailed as the first coast-to-coast journey by an automated truck.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 6, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Canada Wants Electric, Driverless Cars to Factor in NAFTA


Canada wants North American automakers to get extra credit for making cars more environmentally friendly or able to drive themselves as negotiators try to bridge one of NAFTA’s sharpest divides.

Anne Riley Moffat | Bloomberg News
February 2, 2018