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Volvo Offers Self-Driving Truck with No Cab as Way to Address Shortage of Drivers

Sweden’s Volvo, the world’s second-biggest truck maker, presented a new self-driving electric truck on Wednesday, which it said should help respond to the boom in e-commerce and a shortage of freight drivers. Volvo said the truck, which does not have …

Correction: Safety Agency Orders Firm to Stop Selling Tesla Warning Reduction Feature

Correction: An earlier headline on this article incorrectly identified the product as Tesla’s. It is not; it is made by an aftermarket firm. Tesla supports the move to end sales of the product. Insurance Journal regrets the error. The Autopilot …

Self-Driving Waymo Part of 5-Vehicle Crash in Arizona

Mesa police say a self-driving vehicle was among five cars involved in a collision, but no serious injuries were reported. The driver of the Waymo vehicle told authorities that the car wasn’t in autonomous mode at the time of Saturday …

Insurer Planning to Wed Couple Inside Driverless Vehicle in Vegas

AAA Nevada is hoping to set a world record by throwing what is believed to be the first wedding held inside a driverless vehicle. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports would-be brides and grooms can submit an online essay explaining why …

Driver Had Hands off Wheel in Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash in California

The driver of a Tesla Inc. Model X car using Autopilot did not have his hands on the steering wheel in the six seconds before a fatal crash in California in March, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. …

GM Settles Suit with Motorcyclist Hit By Autonomous Vehicle in California

General Motors Co. agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a motorcyclist involved in a minor crash with one of its self-driving cars in San Francisco late last year, the U.S. automaker said on Friday. Oscar Nilsson sued GM in …

Uber Ends Self-Driving Program in Arizona Following Fatality

Uber has shut down its self-driving car operation in Arizona two months after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles, the company said on Wednesday. Uber Technologies Inc is not shuttering its entire autonomous vehicle program and will focus …

Car That Collided With Waymo Vehicle in Arizona Ran Red Light

A driver whose sedan collided with a self-driving vehicle owned by Waymo has been cited for running a red light, police in a Phoenix suburb said. Chandler Police Department spokesman Seth Tyler said that the Waymo-owned Chrysler minivan was in …

Human Influence Makes Autonomous Vehicle Programming Unsafe: Professor

The way autonomous vehicles are currently being programmed may not be safe because the programs are copying humans, according to a computer professor in the state where the first pedestrian fatality occurred n a collision with a driverless Uber car. …

Uber Won’t Renew Autonomous-Vehicle License for California

Uber Technologies Inc. won’t renew a license to operate self-driving cars in California while the company evaluates how one of its vehicles killed a pedestrian in Arizona last week. The San Francisco-based company told the California Department of Motor Vehicles …