Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Firm Aurora Innovation Lands $90 Million Investment


Aurora Innovation’s 2018 is off to a booming start. The self-driving car company with offices in Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley started the year announcing partnerships with Hyundai and Volkswagen.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
February 28, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Ford is Arriving With a Solution to Miami’s Terrible Drivers: Eliminate Them


On Feb. 27, Ford announced it had chosen Miami-Dade to be the first large-scale test site of its self-driving vehicle fleet.

Rob Wile | Miami Herald
February 27, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Cars With No In-Vehicle Backup Driver Get OK for California Public Roads

General Motors Co.

Self-driving cars with no human backup behind the wheel will be legal on California roads for testing and transporting the public starting April 2.

Ethan Baron | The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News
February 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

TuSimple Expands as It Readies Self-Driving Truck Technology


Though it will likely be a decade or more before commercial trucks roll down the road without human drivers, trucks with sophisticated, semi-autonomous driving systems will soon be on the street — with a person aboard to supervise.

David Wichner | The Arizona Daily Star
February 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

BMW, Toyota Back a Driverless Startup That Wants to Start Small

University of Michigan

As automakers spend billions to rack up autonomous miles and map city streets, Toyota Motor Corp. and BMW AG are also betting on a startup with a more modest approach.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Washington, D.C., Dips Its Toe Into Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous car company Torc completed an autonomous cross-country trip in 2017, from Washington, D.C., to Seattle. (Torc)

Washington, D.C., is preparing for a future with self-driving cars by inviting companies to test their autonomous vehicle technology in the District.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
February 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Uber CEO Touts ‘Great’ Talks With Toyota CEO on Autonomous Cars

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi (Matthias Balk/DPA/Zuma Press/TNS)

The world’s largest car maker and biggest ride-hailing company plan to team up on autonomous driving as technological changes sweep through the transportation industry.

February 22, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Texas Official Wants Driverless Lanes on Interstate 35


Bexar County, Texas, Commissioner Kevin Wolff believes that a meeting he had last month in Washington with federal transportation officials could lead to construction of lanes for driverless automated vehicles on the Austin-San Antonio section of Interstate 35.

Bruce Selcraig | San Antonio Express-News
February 21, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Analysis: Self-Driving Cars Need Standardized Software to Avoid Crashes

Getty Images

Fans of self-driving cars will have breathed a sigh of relief at the news that Uber and Google’s Waymo, two giants in the industry, have settled their intellectual-property lawsuit. This removes a huge distraction for companies, freeing them up to focus on their own research.

Noah Smith | Bloomberg News
February 21, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Waymo Gets the OK for a Commercial Driverless Ride-Hailing Service

A Waymo, customized Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, used for Google's autonomous vehicle program near the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. (Getty Images)

Waymo, a unit of Alphabet Inc., got a permit in late January from the Arizona Department of Transportation to operate as a Transportation Network Company, according to Ryan Harding, a spokesman at the state agency.

Alistair Barr | Bloomberg News
February 16, 2018