self-driving

Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Trump’s Regulators Ease the Path for Self-Driving Cars

A row of Google self-driving Lexus cars at a Google event outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. Eric Risberg/AP

The Trump administration will alter the course set by the Obama administration on autonomous vehicle policy after industry raised concerns about elements of that initial proposal.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
September 12, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Waymo’s Matrix-Like World for Training Self-Driving Cars

Photo by Daimler, Photo Illustration by TT News

Much like student drivers, Waymo’s self-driving minivans regularly stumble upon situations they’ve never seen before.

David R. Baker | San Francisco Chronicle
September 11, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Self-Driving Cars Bill in Senate Veers Into Tricky Truck Debate

Daimler AG

Senate negotiators released draft legislation meant to spur the introduction of self-driving vehicles, while indicating they were undecided if their measure would encompass trucks and buses.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
September 11, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

State and Local Officials Respond to Federal Self-Driving Car Legislation

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

State and regional transportation officials largely praised the vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to ease the development of self-driving cars, and the technology associated with them, Sept. 6.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
September 8, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Lyft to Unleash Self-Driving Cars on San Francisco Roads

Lyft's new Amp glows on the dashboard of a car in San Francisco Josh Edelson/AP Images for Lyft

Self-driving Lyfts are coming to the San Francisco Bay Area, promising to give local residents a first-hand look at the technology that’s poised to dramatically change the nature of transportation.

Marisa Kendall | The Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.)
September 7, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

House Passes Bill to Speed Introduction of Self-Driving Vehicles

The specially designed delivery car that Ford Motor Co. and Domino’s Pizza will use to test self-driving pizza deliveries, at Domino’s headquarters in Ann Arbor, Mich. Ford and Domino’s are teaming up to test how consumers react if a driverless car delive Focus Dee-Ann Durbin/AP

U.S. House lawmakers passed a wide-ranging bill to speed the introduction of self-driving vehicles championed by tech and auto companies racing to develop and deploy the technology.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
September 7, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

China Startup Races Tesla With Driverless Trucks in Arizona

TuSimple

A Chinese startup with powerful backing plans to test a fleet of self-driving trucks in Arizona and Shanghai next year, competing with Uber Technologies Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo in transforming the way goods are delivered.

Bloomberg News
September 7, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Cars Now Roam Across Former California Military Facilities

Honda researchers are using the GoMentum facility 30 miles north of San Francisco to test automated driving technologies using modified versions of the Acura RLX. Honda via YouTube

The empty runway stretching before Mark Hendrickson extends so far that its edges vanish in the heat shimmer of a broiling Central Valley afternoon.

David R. Baker | San Francisco Chronicle
September 6, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Commerce Department: Autonomous Vehicle Technology Will Create Winners and Losers in Transport Industries

Tony Avelar/AP

Workers in the trucking and other industries that move people and goods could find themselves squeezed out of those jobs by the rise of self-driving trucks.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
September 5, 2017
Government, Autonomous

Britain to Test Part-Driverless Platoons of Trucks

A platoon of Scania trucks Scania

Britain is set to conduct road trials of self-driving trucks, involving a “platoon” of vehicles controlled by a driver in the front.

August 30, 2017

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