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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 …

U.S. Regulators Working on New Policy for Autonomous Trucks, Trains

Federal regulators are taking the first step toward creating a policy guiding the development of autonomous transportation beyond self-driving cars to include trucks, buses and other ground-based modes. The U.S. Transportation Department will soon publish four requests for public comment …

Hyundai, Aurora Plans to Release Autonomous Cars by 2021

Hyundai Motor Co. said Thursday it will begin selling its first self-driving vehicles by 2021 in partnership with U.S. based self-driving technology startup Aurora Innovation Inc. Within in three years, Hyundai and Aurora will bring autonomous vehicles to markets that …

Rural Minnesota Towns Consider Driverless Car Technology

A transportation researcher says rural Minnesota residents could benefit from driverless cars. Frank Douma from the University of Minnesota created a task force last year to examine how to give residents across the state access to self-driving vehicles, Minnesota Public …

Zoox Gives First Look at Startup’s Mysterious Robo-Taxi

Of the almost 50 companies that have permits to test autonomous vehicles in California, the most radical and mysterious member of this self-driving car club is Zoox. At long last, however, the startup with the funny name is ready to …

Nebraska City Plans to Study Driverless Vehicle Possibilities

The city of Lincoln, Neb., has signed a nearly $100,000 contract with an engineering consultant to study how the city could one day implement driverless vehicles. HDR Inc.’s study will examine the latest technology, describe a potential pilot project, provide …

Volvo Will Supply Uber With Thousands of Self-Driving Cars

Volvo Cars said Monday it will sell tens of thousands of self-driving cars to Uber, which is expanding to become an operator and owner of its own car fleet. Volvo said in a statement that it would provide the San …

California Considers Limiting Liability of Self-Driving Carmakers

California regulators are embracing a General Motors recommendation that would help makers of self-driving cars avoid paying for accidents and other trouble, raising concerns that the proposal will put an unfair burden on vehicle owners. If adopted, the regulations drafted …

Breakthrough Test Means Waymo’s Autonomous Cars Can Ditch Backup Drivers

For almost a decade, self-driving cars have graced public roads – but always with a person behind the wheel. Now Waymo is yanking the driver. The autonomous car unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc. said on Tuesday it will soon …

Google, AutoNation Partner on Self-Driving Car Program

Google is partnering with AutoNation, the country’s largest auto dealership chain, in its push to produce self-driving cars for wide use. AutoNation said Thursday that its dealerships will provide maintenance and repairs for Waymo’s self-driving fleet of Chrysler Pacifica vehicles. …