self-driving car News

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 …

GM Autonomous Car’s Jaunt Through San Francisco Streets Halted by Taco Truck

A self-driving General Motors Co. Bolt slowly drove more than two miles through crowded San Francisco streets in its media debut on Tuesday, but double-parked cars and orange traffic cones tripped up the computer driver, and a taco truck stumped …

Google’s Waymo in California Shifting Robotic Cars into Next Gear

Google’s self-driving car spin-off is accelerating efforts to convince the public that its technology is almost ready to safely transport people without any human assistance at all. Waymo, hatched from a Google project started eight years ago, showed off its …

Does Consumer Watchdog Founder Want Asimov-like Rules for Robot Cars?

A virtual grin arose on the face of Harvey Rosenfield with the mention of Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics. The mention was made during a phone call, but the overwhelming satisfaction of a smile was easily detectible in his …

States Getting More Active on Autonomous Vehicle Rules, Says PCI Director

Thinking about the rules of the road for a time when autonomous vehicles dominate the landscape is probably like envisioning a horseless carriage on the plains of the Old West. But that won’t stop Bob Passmore, senior director of personal …

Google’s Autonomous Car Company Escalates Legal Battle With Uber

A self-driving car company founded by Google is presenting new evidence to support allegations that a former manager stole technology sold to Uber to help the ridesharing service build its own robot-powered vehicles. Waymo, a project hatched by Google eight …

Company Founded by Google Accuses Uber of Autonomous VehicleTheft

A self-driving car company founded by Google is colliding with ridesharing service Uber in a court battle revolving around allegations of betrayal, high-tech espionage and greed. The brewing showdown emerged in a lawsuit filed in a San Francisco federal court …

California School Creates Degree for Self-Driving Car Engineers

Auto and tech companies are in a race to get self-driving cars to the public, but as with many cutting-edge technologies, there aren’t enough trained engineers to meet the demand for talent. So Mountain View, Calif.-based online higher education company …

Human Needed in Driverless Test Cars? Maybe not in Michigan

Michigan would no longer require that someone be inside a self-driving car while testing it on public roads under legislation passed unanimously on Sept. 7 by the state Senate, where backers touted the measures as necessary to keep the U.S. …

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 …