self-driving cars News

Bill Approved to Boost Autonomous Car Testing

A House panel on Wednesday backed legislation designed to allow automakers to increase the testing of self-driving cars on U.S. roads. The bill would let automakers deploy up to 100,000 self-driving vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards, a move …

GM Mass Produces Self-Driving Bolts, Boosts Test Fleet

General Motors Co. says it has built 130 self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric cars at a factory in suburban Detroit, making it among the first automakers to mass produce self-driving vehicles. The automaker has been building self-driving Bolts at its Orion …

Self-Driving Cars May Hit the Road Next Year

Autonomous vehicles with no human backup will be put to the test on publicly traveled roads as early as next year in what may be the first attempt at unassisted autonomous piloting. Automotive electronics and parts maker Delphi and French …

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 …