self-driving

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

Aurora

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 | Bloomberg News
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

Ford

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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Daimler Expects Heavy Spending on New Tech as Industry Shifts to Autonomous Driving

The Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz logo is seen on the grille of the Concept EQA electric vehicle during the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News);

German automaker Daimler made lots of money last year. That’s a good thing, because the company says it will need to spend heavily this year to keep up with the technological change expected to disrupt the car industry.

Davis McHurgh | AP Business Writer
February 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Cars Need Humans Less and Less, California Data Shows

General Motors Co.

The robot cars test-driving on California roads seem to need their human overseers less and less.

David R. Baker | Bloomberg News
February 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo Buys ‘Thousands’ More Chrysler Vans for Driverless Service

Paul Sancya/AP

At some point this year, Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo plans to roll out a ride-hailing service using driverless cars. It just bought more vehicles to make that happen.

January 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

The Robot Delivery Vans Are Here

Nuro

The future of driverless driving looks like a giant toaster with a funny hat.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
January 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Why Self-Driving Cars Will Likely Be Light-Colored

Getty Images

The issue involving something as simple as choice of paint color underscores the sweeping effects of self-driving cars for automotive engineering, said Samit Ghosh, CEO of automotive consulting and engineering firm P3 North America.

Nathan Bomey | USA Today
January 29, 2018

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