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Regulators Try to Navigate Legal, Social, Safety Issues Raised by Autonomous Vehicles

In closed-door meetings last March, U.S. transportation regulators and others grappled with questions about whether police should have the power to disable self-driving cars and whether an automatic alert that a robo-taxi had been in a wreck could violate an …

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 …

Rocket Ship, Flying Vehicle or Driverless Car? Guess Which Americans Fear Most

If the future were now, American travelers would feel safer on a rocket to space than being a passenger in a self-driving or autonomous vehicle, a survey by travel and specialty insurer Allianz Global Assistance USA finds. With experimental transport …

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 …

Driverless Car Demo’d in Pennsylvania as State Bill, Task Force Press On

Think of it as driver education with the car as the student and you as the instructor. That’s what it’s like in the latest version of Carnegie Mellon University’s self-driving car, a 2011 Cadillac SRX on display June 1 in …

Technology May Outpace Humans on Road to Automated Driving

From his laboratory at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University, automated vehicle pioneer Raj Rajkumar says self-driving cars will evolve step-by-step, with humans staying in charge for a long time to come. More than 2,500 miles west in Mountain View, California, Chris …

Driverless Car to Make First Coast-to-Coast Highway Trip

Delphi Automotive Plc, a supplier of car electronics, is undertaking the longest test of a driverless auto, going coast to coast in the U.S. with a specially outfitted Audi Q5 sport-utility vehicle. The SUV will cover about 3,500 miles (5,600 …

Autonomous Vehicle Testing Regulations for California Coming Soon

If you think Google when you think about autonomous vehicles driving the streets, you’re leaving out the rest of the players in what some see as the future of the auto industry. If fact, there are enough players in the …

Calif. Governor Green Lights Driverless Cars

California took the fast lane to the future on Tuesday when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law that lets self-driving cars onto public roads. Brown rode to the signing ceremony at Google Inc. headquarters in the passenger seat of a …

Talking Cars, or V2V, May Help Humans Avoid Crashes

As a safety demonstration, it was a heart-stopper: A Ford Taurus was seconds away from cruising through an intersection when suddenly a row of red lights pulsed on the lower windshield and a warning blared that another car was approaching …