self-driving

Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Russian Self-Driving Car Takes on Snow and Sub-Zero Conditions

Yandex

Apple Inc.’s engineers are used to the balmy conditions of California. No such luck for those at Yandex NV, Russia’s largest internet company, who posted footage of their self-driving car on public roads in icy conditions after a recent snowstorm.

Ilya Khrennikov | Bloomberg News
February 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

'Cars Are to Us What Books Are to Amazon,’ Uber CEO Says

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Speaking at a conference in San Francisco, Uber Technologies Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi rattled through the company’s ambitions: food delivery, freight, autonomous vehicles and even buses and bikes.

February 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

In the Debate on Who Will Own Autonomous Cars, Hyundai Picks Uber

Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News

As Google’s Waymo, General Motors Co. and others race to bring driverless automobiles to showrooms, the argument over who will buy cars in the technology era is getting louder.

Sohee Kim | Bloomberg News
February 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Autonomous Cars May Cut Workplace Deaths, Official Says

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Transportation-related workplace injuries might be slashed over time as autonomous vehicles become more common, state leaders said at a workshop in Springfield, Ohio, on Feb. 13.

Matt Sanctis | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
February 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

With Waymo Settlement, Uber CEO Clears the Way for Company’s Future

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It’s a paradox: How can paying a quarter of a billion dollars to a rival and issuing an apology be considered a win?

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
February 13, 2018
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

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