Articles by Joseph White, Ben Klayman and Paul Lienert

GM Sees Insurance As Part of Growing Its Business Beyond Cars, Trucks

Pam Fletcher wants to change the way General Motors Co. makes money. The veteran GM engineer’s Global Innovation team is looking for new enterprises to expand the automaker’s sources of revenue well beyond vehicle sales and is incubating ventures from …

GM’s Cruise on Top in Consumer Reports Safety Ratings of Driving Assistance Systems

General Motors Co.’s Super Cruise once again edged Tesla’s Autopilot in an evaluation of 17 vehicles equipped with active driving assistance systems (ADAS) by Consumer Reports, the testing organization said on Wednesday. A Tesla Model Y fitted with Autopilot finished …

Amazon Helping Toyota Build Cloud-Based Data Services That Include Insurance

Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud computing unit will help Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp. build a platform to help manage and monetize data gathered from the automaker’s global vehicle fleet, the companies said on Monday. Toyota said its Mobility Services Platform will enable …

Profit-Driven Automakers Race to Next Level of Not Quite Self-Driving Cars

Autopilot, ProPilot, CoPilot: Automakers have many names for new systems that allow for hands-free driving, but no safety or performance standards to follow as they roll out the most significant changes to vehicle technology in a generation. Spurred by Tesla …

Americans Still Don’t Trust Autonomous Vehicles, Reuters Poll Shows

Half of U.S. adults think automated vehicles are more dangerous than traditional vehicles operated by people, while nearly two-thirds said they would not buy a fully autonomous vehicle, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. In the same poll, about …

Americans Still Don’t Trust Autonomous Vehicles: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

Half of U.S. adults think automated vehicles are more dangerous than traditional vehicles operated by people, while nearly two-thirds said they would not buy a fully autonomous vehicle, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. In the same poll, about …

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 …