Articles by Nick Carey and Paul Lienert

Safety Experts Weigh In on Autonomous Car Standards After Uber, Tesla Fatal Crashes

Autonomous cars should be required to meet standards on their ability to detect potential hazards and better ways are needed to keep their human drivers ready to assume control, U.S. auto safety and technology experts said after fatal crashes involving …

Uber Cut Back on Safety Sensors on Volvo Involved in Fatal Accidents: Reuters

When Uber decided in 2016 to retire its fleet of self-driving Ford Fusion cars in favor of Volvo sport utility vehicles, it also chose to scale back on one notable piece of technology: the safety sensors used to detect objects …

GM Seeks OK for Self-Driving Commercial Vehicle Without Steering Wheel for 2019

General Motors Co. is seeking U.S. government approval for a fully autonomous car – one without a steering wheel, brake pedal or accelerator pedal – to enter the automaker’s first commercial ride-sharing fleet in 2019, executives said. For passengers who …

Cost of Driverless Vehicles to Drop Dramatically: Delphi CEO

Delphi Automotive Plc, which is changing its name to Aptiv Inc., wants to cut the cost of self-driving cars by more than 90 percent to around $5,000 by 2025, according to Chief Executive Officer Kevin Clark. Aptiv, which starts trading …

GM Plans Fleets of Autonomous Robo-Taxis by 2019

General Motors Co. laid out its vision for self-driving vehicles on Thursday, telling investors it planned a commercial launch of fleets of fully autonomous robo-taxis in multiple dense urban environments in 2019, in a challenge to rivals such as Alphabet …

Ford Working on Self-Driving Technology for Pizza Delivery to Larger Trucks

Ford Motor Co. is considering deploying self-driving vehicle technology in larger commercial vehicles and is working with multiple partners to put its autonomous vehicles on the road, a senior Ford executive told Reuters on Tuesday. “We’ve been talking with different …

Autonomous Car Makers Seek Investment, Risk Sharing Alliances

BMW and Daimler, the world’s top luxury carmakers, have announced alliances with suppliers, talking up the virtues of having a bigger pool of engineers to develop a self-driving car. But another motive behind these deals, executives and industry experts told …

BMW, Intel & Parts Maker Delphi to Develop Self-Driving Platform

German automaker BMW AG, U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp. and parts maker Delphi Automotive PLC on Tuesday said they would collaborate on development of a highly-automated self-driving platform for BMW, with Delphi handling integration of components and software. BMW said the …

Automakers, Chipmakers Race to Equip Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Motors Inc.’s decision to equip all of its vehicles with self-driving hardware has intensified competition among rival camps of technology and auto companies over what equipment will be on board cars of the future. Tesla’s self-driving system will rely …

Effect of Tesla Crash on Public Views of Driverless Cars

Consumers are more aware of self-driving cars, but slightly less interested in riding in them, according to two surveys conducted after a fatal crash of a Tesla equipped with self-driving technology. An online survey of more than 1,500 Americans in …