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Fatal Tesla crash under investigation, unclear if Model X was in autopilot mode

After the driver of a Tesla Model X died in a fiery crash on a Bay Area freeway last week, federal and local authorities are investigating what …

Nissan takes another baby step as it eyes 2020 for self-driving cars

Don't freak out yet: This thing isn't fully autonomous. But it could make life easier for lazy highway drivers.<p>The 2019 Nissan Altima debuted at the …

Here’s the real nightmare scenario for self-driving cars

The ad-supported business model that ruined the internet could come for transportation next.<p>After nearly 10 years of relentless hype for autonomous (“self-driving”) vehicles, the bloom seems to be coming off the rose. In terms of the hype cycle outlined by research consultancy Gartner, autonomous …

Lexus VP: Self-Driving Cars Takeover Is 5 Years Away

Developing a fully autonomous vehicle has been seen as the holy grail of the automobile industry. However, in light of the March 18 Uber self-driving …

Otto co-founder Lior Ron leaves Uber

Ron started Otto with Anthony Levandowski, but had run Uber Freight since the acquisition<p>A co-founder of Otto, the self-driving trucking company acquired by Uber in 2016, has left the company according to CNBC. Lior Ron co-founded Otto (née Ottomotto) with Anthony Levandowski in 2016 shortly before …

Autonomous Car Gets First-Ever Traffic Ticket, In San Francisco

Chalk this up as another milestone for the autonomous cars of tomorrow being beta tested on public roads today: The first known traffic ticket has now been issued to a self-driving auto.<p>As originally reported by the local CBS outlet, on March 26 a San Francisco police officer wrote a Cruise …

Exclusive: Arizona governor and Uber kept self-driving program secret, emails reveal

'I’m happy to host you here at Uber and set you up with a work space and any meetings' wrote a public affairs manager<p>Arizona’s Republican governor repeatedly encouraged Uber’s controversial experiment with autonomous cars in the state, enabling a secret testing program for self-driving vehicles …

The Most Important Self-Driving Car Announcement Yet

Autonomous vehicles will transform urban life by 2020, if Waymo’s time line is correct.<p>On Tuesday, Waymo announced they’d purchase 20,000 sporty, electric self-driving vehicles from Jaguar for the company’s forthcoming ride-hailing service.<p>Waymo, Google’s sister company within Alphabet, held a …

Uber avoids legal battle with family of autonomous vehicle victim

TEMPE, Ariz. (Reuters) - The family of a woman killed by an Uber Technologies Inc self-driving vehicle in Arizona has reached a settlement with the ride services company, ending a potential legal battle over the first fatality caused by an autonomous vehicle.<p>Cristina Perez Hesano, an attorney with …

Autonomous Vehicle

Elon Musk's Israel Visit Could Result in New Self-Driving Car Tech for Tesla

Elon Musk is in Israel, and what he’s doing there is now the subject of speculation.<p>The serial entrepreneur and billionaire has visited artificial …

Uber's CEO Sent This Tweet After a Self-Driving Vehicle Killed a Pedestrian Today. Here's Where It Went Wrong

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi clearly missed an opportunity to show his humanity amid tragedy.<p>Ride-hailing company Uber has had its fair share of highly-publicized troubles over the years, including sexual harassment and discrimination scandals that resulted in co-founder Travis Kalanick being ousted …

Who’s to blame when driverless cars have an accident?

The news that an Uber self-driving vehicle has killed a pedestrian in the US has made headlines around the world.<p>It’s a reminder that the era of …

Autonomous Vehicle

I Have Seen the Future’s Best-Selling Autonomous Vehicle, and It's Not What You Think

These self-drivers may never be your daily commuter, but for millions the world over, they could be.<p>The race to make fully autonomous vehicles is on. …

Who's driving? Autonomous cars may be entering the most dangerous phase

Autopilot controls are not yet fully capable of functioning without human intervention – but they’re good enough to lull us into a false sense of security<p>When California police officers approached a Tesla stopped in the centre of a five-lane highway outside San Francisco last week, they found a man …

Autonomous Cars

Tesla on Autopilot plows into fire truck at 65 mph; NTSB investigating

Firefighters: "Amazingly, there were no injuries!"<p>WASHINGTON — The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Tuesday it was sending two investigators to examine the crash of a Tesla vehicle apparently traveling in semi-autonomous mode and a fire truck in California.<p>In a post on …

Tesla

Driverless trucks on the way

Trucks driving themselves out of warehouses and heading off along long, winding highways with precious parcels-a scenario that might come sooner than …

Dumb Driver Attempts Tesla ‘Autopilot’ Defense During DUI Arrest

Tesla's latest Model X (via Tesla Motors)<p>Dear Tesla owners: “Autopilot” is not the same as “autonomous.”<p>That’s a lesson one driver learned last week, …

CNN Tech

Inside the fight to keep hackers out of your driverless car<p>One day in the future, you might be riding in a self-driving car and find yourself in this scenario: you approach a set of train tracks when the vehicle stops and the engine turns off.<p>That's one of the nightmare scenario researchers at …

Motorcyclist Sues GM Over Crash With Self-Driving Chevy Bolt

Oscar Nilsson filed a lawsuit against General Motors Monday concerning a collision between Nilsson on his motorcycle and a Chevy Bolt involved in …

Full autonomy is years away, but here’s what’s next on autonomy’s wild ride

Ajay Chopra Contributor<p>Ajay Chopra co-founded Pinnacle Systems in his living room and grew it to a multi-billion dollar public company before becoming a venture capitalist with Trinity Ventures.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>From the distributed workforce to the partnered economy<br>• After China, India …

How Far Are We from a Fully Autonomous Driving World?

You can find me on Twitter @bhutanisanyam1, connect with me on Linkedin here<p>Here are my Garage Projects<br>Here and Here are two posts on my Learning …

Thanks to autonomous vehicles, we could have these utopian, tree-filled streets

An optimistic view of human-centered roadways in the age of driverless vehicles<p>The oncoming rush of autonomous vehicle technology has led to rampant speculation over the future of cities, roads, and society. A recent issue of the <i>New York Times</i>magazine dedicated to the subject listed a number of …

San Francisco Politics

The $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit is still in danger as Senate passes tax reform [Updated]

Early this morning, the U.S. Senate passed their major tax bill after weeks of debate and according to the latest available information, it looks like the federal tax credit for electric vehicles is still in danger despite some changes since the original introduction of the bill that removed the …

Electric Vehicles

Commentary: Driverless vehicles can reshape Singapore, but do consider the human elements

SINGAPORE: In the near future, our urban mobility landscape will include shared, autonomous transport. Just last week, the Singapore Government …

GM says its driverless cars will be on streets in 2019

American-founded automotive juggernaut General Motors is planning for a world full of autonomous cars.<p>In a statement Thursday, GM President Dan …

General Motors

Tesla is adding automatic emergency braking to ‘Autopilot 2.5’ cars with new update

As we previously reported, Tesla’s recently introduced a new Autopilot hardware suite, dubbed “2.5”, in all its vehicles to enable more power and redundancy for its future self-driving capability.<p>The new hardware has been under a ‘calibration period’, which resulted in those vehicles not having …

Everything We Know About the Truck Tesla Will Unveil Tonight

More than an automaker or an energy company, Tesla is a hype machine. What other company can make a live crowd ooh and ahh over at-home battery …

Even Robot Cars Need Tune-Ups, So Waymo Inks Service Deal With AutoNation

Waymo, Google’s former Self-Driving Car project, tapped the biggest U.S. auto retailer to provide maintenance services for its robotic fleet in what appears to be the first move to include car dealers in the autonomous vehicle revolution.<p>AutoNation stores across the country will provide “long-term …

What's it like to live in Minnesota Airstream Park?

The lure of the road and friends she made in the Airstream community convinced Linda Agre to continue that lifestyle full time after her husband …