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Rivals Uber, Waymo in Talks About Driverless Ride Hailing Partnership

Uber Technologies Inc. is talking with Alphabet Inc.’s autonomous driving unit Waymo about using its technology on Uber’s ride-hailing app, Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Wednesday, signaling a possible thaw in relations between the firms. Khosrowshahi said on …

Safety Worry: Keeping Humans In and Around Autonomous Vehicles Engaged

After partially faulting Tesla Inc.’s automation system for a 2016 fatal crash, U.S. safety investigators last year called on carmakers to do more to ensure drivers stay engaged as next-generation cars start to steer themselves. Since then, the National Transportation …

4 Reasons Autonomous Vehicles Won’t Control the Roads for Some Time

Monday was the first day of the AAIS Main Event. The focus was about a focus on the future and all of the speakers that we heard talked about the future of insurance. We heard from folks at Insuretech companies …

California Mulling New Rules for Autonomous Cars to Pick Up Passengers

California’s public utility regulator signaled it would allow self-driving car companies to transport passengers without a backup driver in the vehicle, a step forward for autonomous car developers just as the industry faces heightened scrutiny over safety concerns. The California …

Chinese Tech Giant Baidu to Test Self-Driving Cars in Beijing

China’s capital city has given the green light to tech giant Baidu Inc to test self-driving cars on city streets, an important step as the country looks to bolster its position in the global race for autonomous vehicles. Beijing has …

Driving in Snow: Difficult for Humans and Driverless Cars

A Canadian town known for its annual theater festival is emerging as a hub of “snowtonomous” research, as automakers face demands to produce self-driving cars that can perform in snow and sleet. But testing driverless cars in cold climates brings …

Arizona Became Autonomous Hotbed Prior to Uber’s Deadly Crash

The technology behind autonomous vehicles has originated from coders in Silicon Valley, engineers in Detroit and academic researchers in Pittsburgh. Much of it eventually lands on the streets of Arizona, a state that’s done more than any other to welcome …

Lara, Poizner and Others Vying to be California Insurance Commissioner

The race is on for the California insurance commissioner posts as we are nearly three months from the primary, but you wouldn’t know it by speaking to people in the insurance industry. Most insurance groups and associations like to keep …

One Issue with Self-Driving Cars Turns out to be People

One problem with self-driving cars is people. The Los Angeles Times reported that of six crash reports filed in California so far this year, two involved a person attacking a robot car. Both incidents happened in San Francisco, according to …

London Unprepared to Be Early Adopter of Autonomous Vehicles: Report

London is ill-prepared to become an early adopter of cutting-edge transport technology including driverless cars and retail deliveries by drone, according to the city’s lawmakers. While the U.K. government has predicted that connected and autonomous vehicles, or CAVs, will be …