self-driving

Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

A $290,000 Robot-Car Is French Startup’s Answer to GM, Waymo

Navya

Navya Technologies SAS will roll its robot-driven automobiles onto the cobbled streets of Paris in the next few weeks to try and beat behemoths from General Motors Co. to Alphabet Inc. at proving autonomous cars are safe.

Ania Nussbaum and Marie Mawad | Bloomberg News
November 7, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Alphabet Launches the First Taxi Service With No Human Drivers

Waymo CEO John Krafcik Waymo CEO John Krafcik at Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Web Summit via Sportsfile.

For almost a decade, self-driving cars have graced public roads — but always with a person behind the wheel. Now Waymo is yanking the driver.

Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
November 7, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

First Self-Driving Shuttle on Public Roads to Launch in Las Vegas

AAA

On Nov. 8, Las Vegas residents and visitors will get a chance to hop on the country’s first autonomous shuttle to operate on public roads, thanks to a partnership with AAA.

Erin Baldassari | East Bay Times
November 7, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Cars Could Save Lives Even Before They’re Perfected, Report Says

chombosan/Getty Images

Putting self-driving cars on the road sooner rather than later could save hundreds of thousands of lives, according to a report released Nov. 6 by Rand Corp., a Santa Monica policy research nonprofit.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
November 7, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

LG, Qualcomm Join Hands for Autonomous Driving

LG Electronics

LG Electronics said it will work with Qualcomm to jointly research and develop autonomous driving technologies

Youkyung Lee | AP Technology Writer
November 2, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Alphabet's Self-Driving Unit Finds Another Maintenance Partner

Paul Sancya/AP

AutoNation Inc., the largest car-dealer group in the U.S., reached an agreement to maintain and help manage fleets for Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Alphabet Inc.

Jamie Butters | Bloomberg News
November 2, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Canada, a Leader in AI, Is Now Taking Aim at Driverless Cars

Leddertech

Having built an impressive lead in artificial intelligence, Canada is keen to do the same in driverless cars — specifically the lidar (laser radar) technology that lets these vehicles see where they’re going.

Natalie Wong | Bloomberg News
November 1, 2017
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Trump Administration Shelves Plan for Talking Car Mandate

Getty Images

The Trump administration has quietly set aside plans to require new cars to be able to wirelessly talk to each other, auto industry officials said, jeopardizing one of the most promising technologies for preventing traffic deaths.

Joan Lowy | Associated Press
November 1, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Pioneer Leaps Into Driverless Vehicle Fray With Microscopic Mirrors

Pioneer Corp.

When it comes to helping driverless cars see, automakers have a choice between bulky top-mounted contraptions or cheaper but unproven laser-on-a-chip technology. Pioneer Corp. thinks it can deliver the best of both worlds

Pavel Alpeyev and Kevin Buckland | Bloomberg News
November 1, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Waymo Offers Peek at its Secluded Test Bed For Self-Driving Cars

Waymo

A bicyclist pedaled alongside the road and a pedestrian wandered into the crosswalk, as a self-driving minivan headed through a maze of roads in a desolate landscape. As the vehicle turned right, its steering wheel rotated above the empty driver’s seat.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
November 1, 2017

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