self-driving

Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Brexit Britain Wants to Become a Leader in Driverless Vehicles

An attendee takes a photograph of an RDM Autonomous Vehicles Pod vehicle outside the SMMT Connected conference on autonomous vehicles in London, on March 30, 2017. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

Britain is stepping up its plans to be a leader in self-driving cars. The government is awarding 25 million pounds ($33 million) this week to as many as six projects that will research and test autonomous vehicles on highways and on trials of remote-control parking.

Anna Hirtenstein | Bloomberg News
June 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Driverless Tech Part of SoftBank’s 300-Year Plan

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SoftBank Group Corp.’s Masayoshi Son wants his company to grow for 300 years, and he’s willing to pour billions of dollars into far-out technology to make it happen.

June 4, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

New York, Los Angeles Team With Schumer on Self-Driving Vehicle Rules

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New York City and Los Angeles, worried that a Senate self-driving car bill would make them hand over control of their streets to the federal government, have found a powerful ally: Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).

Shaun Courtney | Bloomberg News
May 31, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

GM Partners With Tech Investment Firm to Bring Self-Driving Vehicles to Market Next Year

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General Motors Co. and the SoftBank Vision Fund are partnering to invest in GM Cruise to bring self-driving vehicles to market by next year, the company said May 31.

May 31, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Fatal Uber Crash Sheds Light on Use of Thermal Imaging

This March 19, 2018 still image taken from video provided by ABC-15, shows investigators at the scene of a fatal accident involving a self-driving Uber car on the street in Tempe, Ariz. (ABC-15.com via AP)

Since the Uber accident in March, autonomous car researchers’ eyes have been opening to the need to teach robots how to drive in the dark and avoid people who wander into the road.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
May 29, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Self-Driving Car in Fatal Crash Wasn’t Programmed to Brake

This March 19, 2018 still image taken from video provided by ABC-15, shows investigators at the scene of a fatal accident involving a self-driving Uber car on the street in Tempe, Ariz. (ABC-15.com via AP)

Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving vehicle wasn’t programmed to stop for obstructions in its path, including the pedestrian it struck and killed last March in Arizona, according to federal investigators.

Ryan Beene and Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
May 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Uber Aims to Restart Self-Driving Car Tests in Pittsburgh This Summer

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Uber is shutting down testing operations in Arizona and focusing instead on testing in Pittsburgh and San Francisco, according to an internal e-mail from Eric Meyhofer, a Carnegie Mellon University graduate and the head of Uber’s self-driving car operations.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Fear of Autonomous Vehicles Rises After High-Profile Roadway Deaths

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

Consumer trust in self-driving cars has plummeted after high-profile roadway fatalities, with almost three-quarters of Americans now saying they are too afraid to ride in an autonomous vehicle, according to a new survey.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
May 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Apple Passes Waymo, Tesla for Self-Driving Car Permits in California

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Just last year, Apple was in the backseat of an increasingly crowded competition for self-driving cars with Google-owned Waymo, Tesla and Uber vying for an edge.

Seung Lee | The (San Jose) Mercury News
May 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Self-Driving Cars Find Clearer Paths to Market Outside US

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Cars that drive themselves are finding the clearest paths to showrooms in the United Kingdom, Germany, South Korea and Singapore, where governments have enacted legislation allowing autonomous vehicles to be tested on public roads. And China’s not far behind.

Ma Jie and David Welch | Bloomberg News
May 15, 2018

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