self-driving cars News

Self-Driving Cars to Add $81B in New Auto Insurance Premiums by 2025

Insurance coverage for autonomous vehicles will bring US$81 billion in new premiums to the U.S. auto insurance industry over the next eight years, driven by risks related to cybersecurity, software and hardware and by the need for additional public infrastructure …

Waymo Hardware Testing to Ease Passenger Fears of Driverless Cars

For years the Google coders and roboticists working on driverless cars have focused on making sure their creations could drive safely around California roads. Now, comes the next big test: getting regular civilians comfortable passing the wheel to a machine. …

Teaching Self-Driving Cars Quirky Rules of the Road a Challenge

In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines for the people developing the robotaxis. A self-driving car would be programmed to drive at the speed limit. …

Waymo’s Trade Secret Case May Stall Uber Driverless Car Ambitions

Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick calls driverless cars an “existential” necessity for his company. If he’s right, Uber can’t afford to lose in its court fight with rival Waymo. The two titans are wrangling in San Francisco …

Waymo’s Autonomous Cars Get First Real Drivers in Phoenix

After almost a decade of research, Google’s autonomous car project is close to becoming a real service. Now known as Waymo, the Alphabet Inc. self-driving car unit is letting residents of Phoenix, Ariz., sign up to use its vehicles, a …

Young Tech Prodigy Touts Better Lidar for Self-Driving Cars

Austin Russell, now 22, was barely old enough to drive when he set out to create a safer navigation system for robot-controlled cars. His ambitions are about to be tested. Five years ago, Russell co-founded Luminar Technologies, a Silicon Valley …

Daimler, Parts Firm Bosch Partner to Build Driverless Cars

Automaker Daimler AG and industry supplier Bosch Group are teaming up to make driverless cars that they say could be on city streets at the start of the next decade. The companies would combine expertise in car making, sensors and …

Arizona Self-Driving Car Crash Renews Debate on Regulations

A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb serves as a stark reminder of the challenges surrounding autonomous vehicles in Arizona, a state that has gone all-in to entice the company …

Self-Driving Uber SUV Involved in Arizona Accident

Officials say a self-driving Uber SUV was operating on its own when it was struck by another vehicle making a left turn at an intersection in Arizona, where the company is testing autonomous vehicles. No one was seriously injured. Uber …

Israel Becoming Center of Self-Driving Tech Firms

As the world moves toward an era of self-driving cars, Israel is positioning itself to be the Detroit of the future. The country has emerged as a global leader in the fast-growing field of driverless cars, as illustrated by Intel’s …