Apple More Than Doubled Autonomous Road Tests in 2020
Apple Inc. more than doubled road testing of its self-driving cars in 2020 as its autonomous technology improved, according to a report filed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
Plus, FAW Self-Driving Truck Passes Certification Test in China
Self-driving truck startup Plus announced that a commercial truck equipped with its automated driving technology has passed a national certification test and met all safety and performance requirements to begin on-road operation in China.
Locomation, Wilson Logistics Partner to Deploy Autonomous Technology
Locomation announced it will equip a minimum of 1,120 trucks operated by Wilson Logistics so pairs can be deployed in what the technology company calls an autonomous relay convoy — describing it as the first fleet purchase order for autonomous technology.
New Autonomous Mileage Reports Are Out, but Is the Data Meaningful?
Alphabet’s Waymo and General Motors-backed Cruise saw their autonomous vehicles require less help from human drivers on California’s public roads in 2019.
Ford Adding to Austin Self-Driving Car Operation
Ford Motor Co. is adding to its self-driving car testing operation in Austin, Texas, saying Dec. 11 it has secured two pieces of real estate that will be central to the project.
Spread the News: Self-Driving Truck Makes Cross-Country Butter Delivery
A Silicon Valley startup has completed what appears to be the first commercial freight cross-country trip by an autonomous truck, which finished a 2,800-mile-run from Tulare, Calif., to Quakertown, Pa., for Land O’Lakes in less than three days. The trip was smooth like butter, 40,000 pounds of it.
Russia’s Yandex Joins the Self-Driving Car Million-Mile Club
Yandex NV, Russia’s largest internet firm, said its self-driving cars have passed 1 million miles in fully autonomous driving since it started testing the technology in December 2017, joining an elite group in the emerging robotaxi industry.
Tesla’s Summon-Your-Car Feature Spurs Safety Inquiry
The top U.S. road-safety regulator is gathering information about a Tesla Inc. feature that allows customers to remotely call for their car to pick them up.
Scout, Amazon’s Self-Driving Delivery Robot, Heads to California
Amazon said Aug. 6 that its six-wheeled self-driving robots, about the size of a smaller cooler, will begin delivering packages to customers in Irvine, Calif., after testing them in a suburb of Seattle earlier this year.
Orlando Says It’s Open for Business as Automated Technology Hub
The Automated Vehicles Symposium conference is attracting some of the heaviest hitters in autonomous vehicles and could be the first step in making Central Florida a hub for the fast-emerging driverless car industry.