self-driving cars News

Liability, Safety and Infrastructure Concerns Slow Development of Self-Driving Cars

Tesla recently made headlines with the beta launch of its Full Self-Driving system. That system comes with a disclaimer saying, “It may do the wrong thing at the worst time, so you must always keep your hands on the wheel …

South Korea Investigates Suspected Safety Issues with Tesla Vehicles

South Korea said it is investigating suspected safety issues with vehicles made by U.S. automaker Tesla Inc, which is competing strongly with Hyundai Motor Co in the South Korean electric vehicle market. Braking and steering systems including the Autopilot function …

Report: Testers in California Logged 2.8M Autonomous Miles Last Year

Each year technology’s promise of having autonomous vehicles ruling the roads seems to be a bit more fleeting, or at least a bit further off, but that hasn’t stalled the efforts of would-be makers of self-driving cars to deliver a …

Robotaxi Tech Proving Difficult to Perfect: Daimler CEO

Daimler has taken a “reality check” on self-driving “robotaxis,” acknowledging that making them safe is proving harder than first thought amid questions over their future earnings potential. Chief Executive Ola Kaellenius told journalists on Thursday Daimler would “rightsize” its spending …

Tesla Autopilot Design, Plus Driver Error, to Blame for 2018 Crash: Safety Board

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Wednesday cited driver errors and Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot design as the probable cause of a January 2018 crash of a Model S into a parked fire truck on a highway in California. The …

$45M Center to Test Self-Driving Vehicles Opens in Ohio

Officials in Ohio have opened a $45 million testing ground for self-driving vehicles. The Transportation Research Center Inc. unveiled its 540-acre (218.5-hectare) SMARTCenter on Wednesday. The state-of-the-art automated and connected testing facility is located in East Liberty, about 40 miles …

Employees in Arizona City to Use Self-Driving Cars for Work Rides

Dozens of city employees in the Phoenix, Ariz., suburb of Chandler will use self-driving vehicles at work in partnership with Waymo, an autonomous vehicle company. The partnership will begin this month as Chandler evaluates whether using the autonomous vehicles cuts …

Autonomous Vehicle Regulation Bill Passed by Oklahoma Legislature

Oklahoma would establish rules regulating how to safely operate driverless vehicles navigating state highways under a bill passed by Legislature that has been sent to the governor’s office. Autonomous vehicles are expected to bring in billions of dollars annually in …

Uber, Before IPO, Joins Others in Adjusting Timeline for Driverless Cars

Uber Technologies Inc. expects it will be a long time before one of its biggest investments, self-driving cars, is ready for wide-scale deployment, a senior scientist said on Monday, as the ride-sharing firm gears up to go public. Raquel Urtasun, …

Development of Fully Autonomous Vehicles as Complex as Manned Mission to Mars: VW

Fully autonomous vehicles will take at least another five years to perfect, with the cost and complexity of rolling out the technology globally serving to undermine the business case, Volkswagen’s head of commercial vehicles said. Autonomous cars require high-tech infrastructure, …