Articles by Mark Bergen and Joshua Brustein

Chinese Manufacturer Ninebot’s Dominance Has Startups Sharing Scooter Product Risks

Scooter-sharing company Lime recently relayed a troubling message to its users: a portion of its fleet was at risk of bursting into flames. The startup recalled about 2,000 vehicles, less than one percent of its scooters, following its Oct. 30 …

Driverless Vehicle Makers Reach Feared Crossroad with Uber Fatality

Last week, Waymo showed a video of people riding in its self-driving minivans. They thumbed their phones, yawned and one snoozed. The message: Driverless cars are so safe, they’re boring. The clip was meant to drum up support for a …

Uber Halts Road Tests After Autonomous Car Hits, Kills Pedestrian in Arizona

Uber Technologies Inc. halted autonomous vehicle tests after one of its cars struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, in what is likely the first pedestrian fatality involving the technology. The woman was crossing the road outside of a …

Police Report on Uber Self-Driving Car Crash Tells Complex Tale

A recent crash involving an Uber Technologies Inc. driverless car suggests autonomous software sometimes takes the same risks as the humans it may one day replace. The accident on Friday in Tempe, Arizona, caused no major injuries. Another human-driven car …

Uber Halts Autonomous Vehicle Testing After Arizona Accident

Uber Technologies Inc. is suspending its self-driving car program after one of its autonomous vehicles was involved in a high-impact crash in Tempe, Arizona, the latest incident for a company reeling from multiple crises. In a photo posted on Twitter, …