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.
Waymo, Google’s autonomous vehicle division, confirmed that it’s developing self-driving long-haul trucks earlier this month. Now we know what they look like.
The Swedes, geniuses that they are, have long led the world in conquering the moose test. But here’s one thing they don’t seem prepared for: the kangaroo test.
The 2018 Nissan Leaf is coming in hot, and the automaker has been revealing little nuggets of information on its website to remind us. Nissan’s newest revelation: the new Leaf will get a semi-autonomous function called “ProPILOT.” But it won’t quite compete with Tesla’s Autopilot—at least not initially.
Students at the University of Michigan this fall will be the first ever to go to a school with a driverless bus system.
In the midst of getting roped in to Dieselgate for allegedly helping carmakers skirt diesel emissions tests, Bosch put down $1.1 billion to build a new chip plant for self-driving cars. This means that the biggest investment ever for the biggest auto supplier in the world is for driverless tech, which is an…
We have often theorized that a major use of autonomous cars could be as delivery vehicles. Now it seems at least one startup is trying to put that idea into practice. Will it work here?
Congressional hearings tend to be dull, but it’s encouraging to see lawmakers actively approaching how to create legislation for self-driving cars. And while there’s considerable debate on how to do that, one industry panelist at a Senate hearing Wednesday offered a welcomed reality check: it’s going to take decades…