Volvo’s Autonomous Car Venture to Begin Testing on Swedish Roads

Article 0 Comments A Volvo Cars joint venture has won approval to begin hands-free testing of its software for self-driving cars on Swedish highways, partner Veoneer said. Veoneer said the Zenuity joint venture’s software for Level 4 autonomous driving – the second highest level – would be tested in a […]

Grocer Bringing Unmanned Delivery to Arizona Customers

Article 0 Comments Nuro and grocery chain Kroger are teaming up to bring unmanned delivery service to customers. The companies said this week that Nuro’s unmanned vehicle, the R1, will be added to a fleet of autonomous Prius vehicles that have run self-driving grocery delivery service in Scottsdale, Ariz. with […]

Pennsylvania Says Uber Can Resume Self-Driving Car Testing on Public Roads

Article 0 Comments Uber Technologies Inc received approval from Pennsylvania to resume self-driving car testing on public roads this week, state records show, nine months after it suspended the program following a deadly accident in Arizona. A company spokeswoman said on Tuesday Uber has not yet resumed testing. In November, […]

Waymo Self-Driving, Fare-Generating Taxis Hit the Road in Arizona

Article 0 Comments Alphabet’s Waymo on Wednesday launched a significant development in its costly, decade-long quest for autonomous transportation: self-driving taxis that actually generate fares. With little fanfare, the company has begun charging passengers to use its driverless vehicles in a roughly 100-mile (160 km) zone in four Phoenix suburbs […]

Waymo Cleared to be First in California for Testing Without Backup Driver

Article 0 Comments Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit on Tuesday became the first company to receive a permit from the state of California to test driverless vehicles without a backup driver in the front seat, the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles said. California said Waymo can use about three dozen test […]

London’s Biggest Private Taxi Firm Aims to Roll Out Self-Driving Cars by 2021

Article 0 Comments A fleet of autonomous taxis could roll onto the streets of the U.K. capital within three years, after one of London’s biggest private-hire taxi companies struck a deal with a maker of autonomous vehicle software. Addison Lee Group, which has about 5,000 cars in active service in […]

Toyota Eyes Future When People Don’t Buy Cars, Pushing Ride-Hailing Ties, Insurance

Article 0 Comments Toyota Motor Corp., Asia’s biggest carmaker, is preparing for a potential future where people don’t buy cars. That’s behind the hefty investments that the company has made in ride-hailing providers, most prominently the $1 billion that it poured into Southeast Asian leader Grab. Toyota sees the partnership […]

Why Not Just Retrain Pedestrians to Make Self-Driving Vehicles Safer?

Article 0 Comments You’re crossing the street wrong. That is essentially the argument some self-driving car boosters have fallen back on in the months after the first pedestrian death attributed to an autonomous vehicle and amid growing concerns that artificial intelligence capable of real-world driving is further away than many […]

Oklahoma City Spending to Improve Traffic Issues, Prepping for Self-Driving Cars

Article 0 Comments A city in central Oklahoma is spending millions of dollars preparing for self-driving cars while working to alleviate traffic problems. Edmond Traffic Engineer Tom Minnick told The Oklahoman that the city is laying down infrastructure for autonomous vehicles. The $5 million intelligent traffic system project involves improvements […]

Daimler Deploying Self-Driving Taxis in California Test Program

Article 0 Comments German automaker Daimler AG and auto supplier Bosch Corp will deploy self-driving taxis in California’s Silicon Valley region next year as part of a test program of vehicles designed for city driving, the two companies said. The world’s largest maker of premium cars and biggest automotive supplier […]