Lidar Sensor Price Plunge Leads to Orders From GM, Volkswagen
Lidar has been winning over more supporters in the automotive industry as prices rapidly decline. Developers are betting that once their sensors are cheap enough, it’ll be difficult to justify not using lidar in vehicles.
California Regulators Approve State’s First Robotic Taxi Fleet
California regulators on June 2 gave a robotic taxi service the green light to begin charging passengers for driverless rides in San Francisco, a first in a state where dozens of companies have been trying to train vehicles to steer themselves on increasingly congested roads.
Tesla Defends Autopilot Safety in Response to Senators
Tesla Inc. defended the safety benefits of its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving driver-assist systems in a response to lawmakers who have criticized the company’s marketing of the technology.
Ford to Launch Food Program in Detroit Using Autonomous Shuttle
In a move aimed both at fulfilling a community need and advancing vehicle technologies considered a key part of its future, Ford Motor Co. is launching a fresh food delivery pilot in southwest Detroit using an autonomous vehicle shuttle.
Austin Startup Bets on AI Reshaping the Trucking Industry
Austin-based trucking startup AI Fleet is betting that using artificial intelligence technology and focusing on drivers could help transform the trucking industry.
Self-Driving Stocks Join EVs as Next Trader Obsession
Self-driving technology companies are the latest automotive stocks to become an obsession of retail traders, with firms like Aurora Innovation Inc. surging Nov. 19 on high volume.
Pass the Test and Tesla Owners Might Get Full Self-Driving Beta Access
The wait is almost over for some Tesla Inc. customers to get access to driver-assistance technology the company has marketed in controversial ways — as long as they’re on their best behavior.
Cruise Looks to Solar Panels to Power Self-Driving Cars
Cruise, the San Francisco autonomous car company backed by General Motors, is launching a new initiative to support renewable energy efforts in California’s Central Valley that takes advantage of solar power.
Waymo Brings Self-Driving Taxis to San Francisco — With a Catch
Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo will offer rides in its autonomous vehicles to select passengers in San Francisco, marking its second launch of a taxi service and a hint of the company’s commercial ambitions.
Paccar’s New CTO Sees Electrification, Autonomy Transforming Truck Market
WASHINGTON — After years of working with emerging technologies in the automotive sector, Paccar Inc.’s new chief technology officer sees a similar transformation unfolding in the commercial truck market.