self-driving cars News

Nebraska Lawmakers Eye State as Test Site for Self-Driving Cars

Nebraska lawmakers could open the door to self-driving cars and trucks this year with new legislation designed to attract the industry while maintaining public safety. A legislative committee is considering two measures that would let researchers test self-driving vehicles in Nebraska to prepare …

Fewest Human Interventions for Waymo’s Autonomous Car Tests in California

Waymo, the self-driving arm of Alphabet Inc, is out ahead of rivals based on a key measure of autonomous driving performance, according to a report released on Wednesday by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. California requires automakers, technology companies …

Drivers Aren’t Going Away Anytime Soon, Say Driverless Car Leaders

Carmakers and tech companies have fallen over one another in recent weeks to show the strides they’ve made with self-driving cars. At CES — usually a stage for bragging about futuristic bona fides — top executives are instead tamping down …

Self-Driving Technology Being Developed to Enable Driving on Snowy Roads

Self-driving cars may be the future, but relinquishing control of the wheel certainly takes some getting used to. It’s one thing to go (slowly) with the flow on well-marked city streets, for which many self-driving cars were initially developed and …

Self-Driving Delivery Cars, Robot Taxis ‘Will Be Ready to Roll’ in 2018

Self-driving vehicles will be ready to roll next year, though the work to make them affordable to individual consumers is still “in the first inning,” according to the CEO of a company working on the technology. Initial autonomous auto customers …

California Lawmakers May Limit Liability of Autonomous Carmakers

California regulators are embracing a General Motors recommendation that would help makers of self-driving cars avoid paying for accidents and other trouble, raising concerns that the proposal will put an unfair burden on vehicle owners. If adopted, the regulations drafted …

U.S. Senate Panel Gives Green Light to Bill to Speed Use of Self-Driving Cars

A U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday unanimously gave the green light to a bill aimed at speeding the use of self-driving cars without human controls, a measure that also bars states from imposing regulatory road blocks. The bill still must …

Safety Groups Oppose Autonomous Driving Bill Backed by Car Makers

A coalition of auto safety advocates criticized a bill before the U.S. Congress that would allow automakers eventually to sell up to 100,000 self-driving vehicles annually if they could demonstrate they are as safe as current vehicles. The measure, the …

Dubai Stages First Public Test of Drone Taxi Service with Electric Volocopter

Talk about rising above the masses. Dubai staged the first public test of its drone taxi service on Monday, offering a peek at what it might—or will—be like to commute by flying car. The self-piloting, electric Volocopter is less noisy …

Robot-Car Drives in Berlin Traffic Like Nervous Teenager with Learner’s Permit

On a test route in Berlin traffic, an experimental Jeep Grand Cherokee slams on its brakes every few hundred yards, like a nervous teenager with a learner’s permit. In a sense, that’s exactly what the robo-car is. Even after months …