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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 …

Commentary: Billionaire Son Bets on World Without Car Crashes

It has almost become a refrain: just what is Masayoshi Son up to? After plowing money into companies as diverse as Uber Technologies Inc., office rental specialist WeWork Cos Inc. and fintech lender SoFi, the billionaire chief of Softbank Group …

U.S. Drivers Begin to Warm up to Riding in Self-Driving Cars

American drivers are slowly warming up to the idea of relinquishing the wheel to a robot. Although 63 percent of U.S. drivers say they’d be afraid to ride in a fully self-driving car, that’s down substantially from the 78 percent …

Uber Nearing Self-Driving Cars Without Human Backup Driver

Uber plans to carry passengers in autonomous vehicles without human backup drivers in about the same time frame as competitors, which expect to be on the road at the latest sometime next year, the service’s autonomous vehicle chief said Wednesday. …

Autonomous Vehicles: Shifting Landscape of Contractual Liabilities Between OEMs and Tech Companies

Times are changing for the automotive industry. The introduction of autonomous vehicles (AVs) is changing the players involved in the development of vehicles. What once was a relationship between automakers and hardware component suppliers, now also includes technology companies. Automakers …