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Many Americans Wary of Self-Driving Tech, Don’t Want Robo Cars

Fully self-driving cars are set the hit the road within four years, but most Americans aren’t ready to buy them. The majority of U.S. consumers remain wary of the developing technology, with 55 percent of drivers surveyed by consultant AlixPartners …

Driverless Cars Mean Major Federal Safety Standard Update on Horizon

When the U.S. government finally got around to regulating auto safety in 1967, it insisted that every car have seatbelts and that the steering column be engineered to absorb impact so it wouldn’t spear the driver. The safety rulebook has …

Auto Insurers Should Brace for Autonomous Car Changes

Changes in ownership, coverages and the way claims are evaluated are just a few of the ways self-driving cars will impact the auto insurance industry, according Jared Smollik, actuarial director of personal auto product development for Verisk Insurance Solutions. Though …

Consumer Groups Want Congress to Carefully Consider Driverless Car Rules

Basic rules of the road are needed before lawmakers allow companies from Apple Inc. to Ford Motor Co. to dramatically expand testing of self-driving cars, safety and consumer advocates will tell lawmakers Tuesday. Automakers should be required to certify the …

New Way to Test Self-Driving Cars Could Cut 99.9 Percent of Validation Costs

Mobility researchers at the University of Michigan have devised a new way to test autonomous vehicles that bypasses the billions of miles they would need to log for consumers to consider them road-ready. The process, which was developed using data …

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. …

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 …

Video Games Help Driverless Cars Learn

In the race to the autonomous revolution, developers have realized there aren’t enough hours in a day to clock the real-world miles needed to teach cars how to drive themselves. Which is why Grand Theft Auto V is in the …

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 …

Intel Spends $15B on Mobileye in Race to a Driverless Future

Intel will buy Israel’s Mobileye in a deal valued at about $15 billion, instantly propelling the computer chip and technology giant to the forefront of autonomous vehicle technology. The deal announced Monday combines Mobileye’s market-leading software that processes information from …