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Self-Driving Vehicles, Robots Showing What They Can Do in Contactless Deliveries

Self-driving cars, trucks, sidewalk robots and shuttles are rolling out of the labs and parking garages and onto American streets to help deliver groceries, meals, and medical supplies. Although self-driving car companies have paused on-road testing in the U.S., as …

Putting Autonomous Driving Back on the Road: Roundtable

The self-driving car was a dream deferred even before the Covid-19 outbreak brought the U.S. economy to a standstill. By early 2020, plans to launch robotaxi services had been pushed back or scaled down as excitement over driverless cars gave …

House Panel to Hold Hearing to Advance Rules on Self-Driving Vehicles

A U.S. House panel will hold a hearing Tuesday on autonomous vehicles as lawmakers try to hammer out legislation to advance self-driving cars. An Energy and Commerce subcommittee overseeing automotive issues will hear from officials of trade groups representing automakers …

Waymo: Self-Driving Vehicle That Crashed in Arizona in Manual Mode, Wamo says

A Waymo self-driving minivan operating in manual mode was involved in a rear-end collision in a Phoenix suburb caused by a sedan’s reckless driving, the company said Friday. The collision occurred late Thursday night in Tempe when the sedan “erratically …

Feds to Investigate Deadly Tesla Crash in California

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the crash of a speeding Tesla that killed two people in a Los Angeles suburb, the agency announced Tuesday. Agency spokesman Sean Rushton wouldn’t say whether the Tesla Model S was on …

New NTSB Report in Fatal Crash in Arizona Involving Autonomous Vehicle

A new federal report into last year’s fatal crash involving a self-driving car in suburban Phoenix says the Uber vehicle couldn’t anticipate the actions of jaywalkers. The National Transportation Safety Board report also says the SUV wasn’t designed to slam …

Police Looking into if Tesla Was Self-Driving During California Crash

A woman was arrested after running a red light in a rented Tesla in San Francisco and causing a crash that killed a tourist and left his wife critically injured, authorities said. Officers were investigating whether the Tesla, which was …

How to Get Autonomous Cars to Pull Over for Police

It was still dark on a Friday morning in November when a California Highway Patrol officer started following a Tesla Model S on Route 101 between the San Francisco International Airport and Palo Alto. The gray sedan was going 70 …

Insurtech Geared to Autonomous Vehicle Coverage Grabs $5 Million in Funding

A startup focused on rewarding drivers and fleet owners that use autonomous vehicles and semi-autonomous car safety features has raised $5 million in seed funding. California-based Avinew’s technology uses artificial intelligence and telematics to gather driving data that can tell …

Driverless Shuttle Making Debut in Utah State Capitol

A driverless public shuttle is expected to make its Utah debut this year as state officials test the possibilities of autonomous vehicles. The Salt Lake Tribune reported the shuttle that holds about a dozen people is expected to begin operating …