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NHTSA Probes Amazon-Owned Zoox Self-Driving Vehicles After Crashes

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it has opened an investigation into Amazon.com’s self-driving Zoox vehicles due to unexpected braking leading to two rear-end collisions that injured motorcyclists. The NHTSA said it had opened its preliminary evaluation …

Alphabet’s Waymo Probed by U.S. After Autonomous Car Incidents

The top U.S. auto-safety regulator opened an investigation into Waymo, the autonomous-vehicle subsidiary of subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., after 22 incidents in which the company’s cars were involved in collisions or may have violated traffic laws. The US National Highway …

Waymo Recalls 444 Self-Driving Vehicles Over Software Error

Alphabet’s Waymo unit has recalled 444 self-driving vehicles after two minor collisions in quick succession in Arizona because a software error could result in them inaccurately predicting the movement of a towed vehicle. All of the vehicles are in the …

GM’s Robotaxi Service to Expand into Phoenix, Austin

General Motors’ self-driving car company on Monday announced plans to expand a robotaxi service that recently launched in California into new markets in Arizona and Texas before the end of this year. Cruise, a San Francisco startup that General Motors …

Alphabet’s Waymo, CH Robinson to Test Automated Trucks in Texas

SAN FRANCISCO —Alphabet Inc’s GOOGL.O self-driving technology unit Waymo and truck fleet operator C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc CHRW.O said on Wednesday they would team up to test automated trucks with safety drivers behind the wheels in Texas in the coming …

Robotaxi Race Opens Up as Top Contender Waymo in Low Gear in Arizona

CHANDLER, Ariz.–Alphabet Inc’s Waymo risks losing its lead in the U.S. race to prove robotaxis are a viable business as it sticks to a limited service and rivals backed by automakers near their own launches. Companies including Ford Motor Co’s …

Humans Emerge as Secret Weapon for Autonomous Vehicle Startups

Self-driving startups like Cruise and Pony.ai have begun testing their driverless cars in some parts of California in the past year, with an additional feature: Human operators. While there is no driver behind the wheel, the passenger seat is occupied …

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 …

Viewpoint: The Race to Build Self-Driving Trucks Has Four Horses and Three Jockeys

Over the last five years, as it’s become clear that self-driving cars will take longer than expected to arrive on most American streets, some of the biggest players in the industry have turned their attention to long-haul trucking. Alphabet Inc.’s …

Alphabet’s Waymo Says Its Tech Would Avoid Fatal Human Crashes

The autonomous-car artificial intelligence from Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo avoided or mitigated crashes in most of a set of virtually recreated fatal accidents, according to a white paper the company published Monday. The simulations were based on 72 fatal crashes that …