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IIHS Tests Finds Flaws With Electronic Car Safety Systems

Cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer you into a crash if you’re not paying attention, an insurance industry group warns. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in a paper …

Despite New Law, Nebraska Unlikely to See Self-Driving Cars Soon

Nebraska lawmakers may have cleared the way for companies to test self-driving vehicles with a law passed earlier this year, but don’t expect a large number to hit the streets anytime soon. Although industry officials say Nebraska has positioned itself …

Survey: Self-Driving Cars Need to Reduce Traffic Deaths by at Least 75% to Stay on the Roads

The race is on for companies to present their driverless cars to the public, but recent collisions involving autonomous vehicles developed by Uber Technologies Inc. and Tesla Inc. have led consumers to questions whether these vehicles can alleviate traffic issues …

Robot Ride Fears Escalate Following High-Profile Roadway Deaths

Consumer trust in self-driving cars has plummeted following high-profile roadway fatalities, with almost three-quarters of Americans now saying they are too afraid to ride in an autonomous vehicle, according to a new survey. The survey by the American Automobile Association …

Lyft, Aptiv to Launch Self-Driving Car Program in Las Vegas

Ride-hailing service Lyft is partnering with an automotive technology company to deploy a fleet of 30 self-driving cars to the streets of Las Vegas this summer. Lyft and Aptiv will run the self-driving BMWs between the same predetermined sites that …

Waymo Leads Self-Driving Car Race

In the race to start the world’s first driving business without human drivers, everyone is chasing Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo. The Google sibling has cleared the way to beat its nearest rivals, General Motors Co. and a couple of other players, …

Crashes Seem to Slow Self-Driving Car Pioneers’ Progress

A series of high-profile accidents involving self-driving cars are slowing the mad rush into the autonomous vehicles business, according to a report issued Wednesday. The accidents, some of them fatal, have ignited a debate about how to regulate the safety …

Arizona Bans Uber’s Autonomous Cars After Fatal Crash

Arizona ordered Uber Technologies Inc. to stop operating autonomous cars on the state’s roads indefinitely after the death of a pedestrian there a week ago. In a letter to Uber Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi, Governor Doug Ducey called last …

Ford and Miami Form Test Alliance for Self-Driving Cars

Ford Motor Co. is making Miami-Dade County its new test bed for self-driving vehicles. The automaker and its partners – Domino’s Pizza, ride-hailing company Lyft and delivery company Postmates – are starting pilot programs to see how consumers react to …

Report: London Not Ready for Driverless Cars Before 2030s

London is ill-prepared to become an early adopter of cutting-edge transport technology including driverless cars and retail deliveries by drone, according to the city’s lawmakers. While the U.K. government has predicted that connected and autonomous vehicles, or CAVs, will be …