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Like Tesla, Toyota Develops Self-Driving Tech With Low-Cost Cameras

SAN FRANCISCO –– Toyota Motor Corp unit Woven Planet is following the lead of Tesla Inc. in trying to advance self-driving technology with low-cost cameras. Woven Planet told Reuters it is able to use cameras to collect data and effectively …

Tired of Waiting for Driverless Vehicles? Head to a Farm

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For years Americans have been told autonomous technology was improving and that driverless vehicles were just around the corner. Finally they’re here, but to catch a glimpse of them, you’ll need to go to a …

US House Panel to Hold Hearing on Autonomous Vehicles

WASHINGTON — A U.S. House panel will hold a hearing next week on self-driving vehicles, even as a push in Congress to speed deployment of autonomous vehicles has stalled. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s subcommittee on highways and transit …

UK Needs Law For Self-Driving Cars, Government Body Says

LONDON–Britain should pass a law regulating self-driving vehicles and include sanctions for companies if anything goes wrong when their vehicles take over control from human drivers, two independent governmental bodies said on Wednesday in a report. The report by the …

GM, Ford Outdo Each Other With Electric Vehicle Investments

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will raise its spending on electric and autonomous vehicles and add two U.S. battery factories as it gambles that consumers will eagerly switch from gasoline to the new technology. The announcements Wednesday came as crosstown …

U.S. to Seek Automated Braking Requirement for Heavy Trucks

DETROIT (AP) — In a reversal from Trump administration policies, U.S. auto safety regulators say they will move to require or set standards for automatic emergency braking systems on new heavy trucks. The Department of Transportation, which includes the National …

Waymo, Cruise Seek Permits to Charge for Self-Driving Car Rides in San Francisco

Alphabet Inc’s Waymo and rival Cruise have applied for permits needed to start charging for rides and delivery using autonomous vehicles in San Francisco, state documents reviewed by Reuters showed, setting the stage for the biggest tests yet of their …

Britain’s Ambitions to Lead in Driverless Cars Faces Insurance Speed Bumps

Britain’s goal to be a leader in adopting self-driving cars could backfire unless automakers and government regulators spell out the current limitations of the technology, insurance companies warn. Insurers are key players in the shift to automated driving, with some …

California OKs China’s Baidu for Testing Self-Driving Cars Without Driver

Baidu Inc. has received a permit from the state of California to test self-driving cars without a driver behind the wheel, the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles said on Wednesday. Although self-driving vehicles are designed to eliminate the need for …

Where Are Our Self-Driving Cars? Infrastructure, Liability, Safety Concerns Remain

Tesla recently made headlines with the beta launch of its Full Self-Driving system. That system comes with a disclaimer saying, “It may do the wrong thing at the worst time, so you must always keep your hands on the wheel …