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.

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?

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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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Volvo Unit UD Trucks Eyes Autonomous Vehicles to Ease Driver Shortage in Japan

Volvo Group

UD Trucks, a Japanese subsidiary of Swedish truck maker Volvo AB, plans to introduce electric and autonomous trucks within the next two years, joining global rivals in developing driverless technologies to ease a labor shortage.

Jie Ma | Bloomberg News
April 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Don Burnette Becomes Last Otto Co-Founder to Leave Uber Technologies

Don Burnette checks the software on a computer inside the cab of the self-driving, big-rig truck during a demonstration at the Otto headquarters Aug. 18, 2016. (Tony Avelar/AP)

With the recent departure of Don Burnette, all four co-founders of driverless-trucking company Otto have left Uber Technologies Inc., about 18 months after Uber’s purchase of the startup.

April 19, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

New Hampshire Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation Faces Speed Bumps

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A bill that would allow companies to road-test self-driving vehicles in New Hampshire may be facing some speed bumps.

Shawne K. Wickham | The New Hampshire Union Leader
April 18, 2018
Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Self-Driving Electric Shuttle Buses Will Be Introduced at University of Michigan

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A pair of self-driving shuttle buses should begin motoring around Ann Arbor, Mich., later in April in an ambitious test of the new technology.

Mark Phelan | Detroit Free Press
April 13, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Driver Engagement Critical Issue for Cars That Steer Themselves

Tesla Model S Tesla Model S by Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg News

After partially faulting Tesla’s automation system for a 2016 fatal crash, U.S. safety investigators in 2017 called on carmakers to do more to ensure drivers stay engaged as next-generation cars start to steer themselves.

April 11, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

PennDOT Chief Outlines Temporary Rules for Testing Self-Driving Cars

Uber Self-Driving Volvo Uber Self-Driving Volvo (zombieite/Flickr)

Pennsylvania will ask Uber Technologies Inc. and any company developing self-driving cars with the same technology onboard to immediately stop testing.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
April 9, 2018