Uber has halted testing of its self-driving cars after a deadly accident involving one of them occurred late Sunday in Tempe, Arizona. An Uber vehicle traveling in autonomous mode struck a woman crossing the street. She died after being taken to the hospital.
The arrival of autonomous vehicles is an inevitability, so it makes sense that before mass adoption hits, companies like Lyft and Uber would want to band together to determine what our self-driving future will look like. Sounds pretty harmless, right?
It seems super boxy, fully-autonomous concepts are all the rage these days. And now there’s a new startup looking to join the fray. Nuro.ai, started by two former Google engineers, revealed a driverless prototype that’s designed to handle low-speed, last-mile deliveries. Think dry cleaning or food.
Americans are somewhat starting to warm up to the idea of fully-autonomous vehicles, but, interestingly, less drivers are interested in having their new cars equipped with semi-autonomous technology like Tesla’s Autopilot or General Motors’ Super Cruise. That’s according to a new study from the American Automobile…
The majority of self-driving tech testing is happening on the pristine streets of sunny California, but across the Pacific, autonomous tech developers in Russia are also working to make robot cars a reality. But in the hellish driving environments found in Moscow, that’s not an easy feat, as a fascinating story from The Guardian recounts.
After scaling back its ambitious car plans in 2016, Apple spent this year quietly immersing itself in the field of self-driving cars, and a new patent shows the company’s thinking of more efficient ways for autonomous vehicles to get around.
If there’s one thing that came sharply into focus this year, it’s that most of the automotive industry has bought into the idea that autonomous and electric cars are the way of the future. Notice I said the word “idea” there—exactly how that future will look, whether buyers will embrace it and how it will make money…
California regulators have shot down what appeared to have been a very ill-advised plan to let self-driving car manufacturers dodge liability for crashes if the cars weren’t maintained to industry-written specifications, the Associated Press reported. No such maintenance requirements exist for standard human-driven…
Last week, a driverless shuttle in Las Vegas had its inaugural day of operation derailed, when a truck backed into it at a super-slow speed. The minor bump may seem inconsequential, but since it involved an autonomous vehicle and a human motorist—a notable concern as more automated cars hit the road—regulators are…
Earlier this week, a truck backed into a driverless shuttle in Las Vegas during the shuttle’s first hour of operation. Was it at all the robot shuttle’s fault? No! Jesus.
On Wednesday, a driverless shuttle debuted in Las Vegas. The shuttle, made by the French company Navya ARMA, began a route looping it around Vegas’s downtown. Within an hour, the shuttle was already involved in a crash.
Between the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board weighing in on the probable cause of a fatal Tesla crash and the U.S. Transportation Secretary issuing new voluntary guidelines on how to deploy self-driving cars, today has been crazy busy on the autonomous vehicle front. There’s more to share, though: the…
Ever since being appointed by President Trump to run the U.S. transportation department, Secretary Elaine Chao has said her agency would update a set of voluntary guidelines issued by her predecessor on how automakers should test and deploy self-driving cars. On Tuesday, already a jam-packed day for automated tech in…
Autonomous tech start-ups have offered a number of ways—all of which they believe to be the most appropriate and correct—to approach the development of self-driving cars. A new company out of the United Kingdom, FiveAI, has a fresh take, though: CCTV cameras.
Elaine Chao, the U.S. Transportation Secretary, has said for months that her department would release new voluntary guidelines for self-driving cars. Now, the wait’s about to end, reports Reuters. The revamped guidelines are set to be released next week.
Driverless cars promise to save lives by driving better than constantly-texting, easily-distracted, sometimes-even-intoxicated humans, but—like any married couple knows—the cars can’t reach their true potential if they don’t communicate with each other.
In a rare display of German automaker camaraderie, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz will contribute data from millions of vehicles to build a fancy, real-time traffic map service.
The Federal Communications Commission just quintupled the allocation of the radio spectrum for motor vehicle use, a move paving the way for advanced, self-driving car innovation, Reuters reported. But what do driverless cars have to do with radio frequencies? A lot, it turns out.