self-driving

Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Crash With Autopilot Triggers Safety Board’s Interest

A Tesla rear-ended a fire truck parked to respond to an accident on I-405 in Culver City, Calif. on Jan. 22, 2018, according to the Culver City Fire Department and California Highway Patrol. (Culver City Firefighters Local 1927)

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is gathering information about an accident involving a Tesla Inc. Model S sedan that rear-ended a firetruck on a freeway near Los Angeles on Jan. 22, the agency said.

Ryan Beene and Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
January 23, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Waymo to Begin Testing Driverless Cars in Atlanta

Paul Sancya/AP

Waymo, the driverless car division owned by Google’s parent company, announced Jan. 22 that it will bring its test program to metro Atlanta.

Becca J. G. Godwin | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 23, 2018
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Stripes on California Highway to Pave Way for Self-Driving Vehicles

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While it likely will be several more years before autonomous vehicles are common on North State roads, Interstate 5 could be a step closer to accommodating the vehicles by this spring.

Damon Arthur | Redding (Calif.) Record Searchlight
January 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

San Francisco Self-Driving Car Startup Pony.ai Raises $112 Million

Pony.ai

It’s a measure of the current frenzy surrounding self-driving cars that a year-old startup can haul in more than $100 million in its first fundraising round.

David R. Baker | Bloomberg News
January 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

The First True Autonomous Cars Won’t Be for Sale

A fully autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid research vehicle on streets of Dearborn, Mich. (Ford)

Auto companies at the CES tech convention in Las Vegas affirmed plans to have their first true self-driving cars in production by 2021 — or in some cases earlier. But don’t expect to see these vehicles on any dealership lots.

JC Reindl | Detroit Free Press
January 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Paint Designed for Self-Driving Vehicles to Be Tested at Autonomous Proving Ground

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PPG announced Jan. 16 it is partnering with the University of Michigan’s Mcity to test paint and other vehicle coatings specially designed for autonomous vehicles.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
January 17, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Massachusetts Town Could Become Testing Site for Self-Driving Cars

Optimus Ride

Self-driving cars could be coming to Arlington, Mass., soon, as the Board of Selectmen have agreed to allow Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine to take the first steps in bringing autonomous vehicle tests to town.

Rob Carter | Wicked Local Metro (Needham, Mass.)
January 17, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Safety Advocates Say Not So Fast on Driverless Cars

A self-driving shuttle in downtown Las Vegas was involved in a minor wreck Nov. 8, 2017, the first day of a yearlong trial period. (AP)

Highway safety advocates are urging lawmakers to pump the brakes on the development of driverless cars.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
January 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Aptiv, Lyft to Continue Vegas Self-Driving Car Tests, Expand to Second City

Aptiv

Aptiv left a piece of Pittsburgh in Las Vegas when it tore down its booth last week at the largest electronics show in Las Vegas.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
January 17, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Regulators to Seek More Input for Autonomous Vehicle Rule Revisions

Ford partnered with Domino’s in 2017 for autonomous pizza delivery trials. (Photo by Ford Motor Co.)

U.S. transportation regulators plan to take another step toward rewriting federal rules hampering the development and adoption of autonomous technologies — from cars and trucks to buses and trains.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
January 16, 2018

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