self-driving

Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Self-Driving Car Pioneers Are Slowing Down After Crashes

Google self-driving car Google self-driving car (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

A series of high-profile accidents involving self-driving cars is slowing the mad rush into the autonomous-vehicle business, according to a report issued May 2.

Brian Eckhouse | Bloomberg News
May 2, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Autonomous Cars’ Shortcomings Revealed in California DMV Reports

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A demand from the California DMV of eight companies testing self-driving cars has highlighted a number of areas where the technology falls short of being safe to operate with no human backup.

Ethan Baron | The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News
May 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Driverless Tech Companies Face Scrutiny Over Safety Transparency

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On March 18, a robot-driven Volvo operated by Uber hit and killed a pedestrian in Arizona. Advocates for automation maintained that the tragedy shouldn’t detract from the likelihood that driverless technology is eliminating human error and making driving safer.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
April 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Anthony Levandowski to Defend Himself Against Google’s Breach-of-Contract Claims

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, left, and Anthony Levandowski, co-founder of Otto, pose for a photo in the lobby of Uber headquarters, Aug. 18, 2016, in San Francisco. (Tony Avelar/ AP Photo)

Uber Technologies Inc.’s settlement of Waymo’s trade-secrets lawsuit in February left a key piece unresolved: the role played by Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the center of the alleged theft of critical self-driving technology.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
April 30, 2018
Government, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Pentagon Might Obtain Self-Driving Vehicles First

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Forget Uber, Waymo and Tesla: The next big name in self-driving vehicles could be the Pentagon.

Daniel Flatley | Bloomberg News
April 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

LG Acquires ZKW in Its Largest Takeover; Focus Shifts to Lighting Self-Driving Cars

SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News

South Korean electronics group LG aims to become the world leader in lighting self-driving cars, by taking over Austrian car lights specialist ZKW for an estimated $1.3 billion, LG announced April 26.

dpa | (Hamburg, Germany)
April 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Tesla Autopilot Chief Jim Keller Latest Executive to Leave Company

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Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot chief, Jim Keller, has left the company, the latest in a rash of executive departures at the electric-car maker led by CEO Elon Musk.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
April 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Jaguar CEO Ralf Speth Says Nobody Can Go It Alone in Autonomous Driving

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Jaguar Land Rover, which is teaming with Waymo to develop autonomous vehicles, is testing the technology predominantly in the United Kingdom and sharpening efforts to make the roads safer with such cars, CEO Ralf Speth said.

Bloomberg News
April 25, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Yamato, DeNA Test Autonomous Delivery System in Japan

Electric cars for the Robo-neko-yamato autonomous van delivery service, operated by Yamato Transport Co. and DeNA Co., stand in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, April 16, 2017. (Akio Kon/Bloomberg News)

On April 24, Yamato Transport Co. and DeNA Co. tested an autonomous vehicle delivery service to gauge the potential of self-driving technology in the field of logistics.

Kazuaki Nagata | Japan Times, Tokyo
April 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Could Self-Driving Bulldozers Help Fix A Housing Shortage?

Screenshot via Built Robotics

As the yellow and black bulldozer-like machine zoomed around the construction site preparing the ground for 700 new houses, all that was missing was someone in the driver’s seat.

Marisa Kendall | The Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.)
April 23, 2018

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