self-driving cars News

London’s Biggest Private Taxi Firm Aims to Roll Out Self-Driving Cars by 2021

A fleet of autonomous taxis could roll onto the streets of the U.K. capital within three years, after one of London’s biggest private-hire taxi companies struck a deal with a maker of autonomous vehicle software. Addison Lee Group, which has …

Pittsburgh Sees Hands-On Restart of Uber’s Self-Driving Cars

Uber has taken the first step toward relaunching its self-driving cars on Pittsburgh-area streets four months after a fatal accident involving one of the cars in Arizona. A spokeswoman said the company put a handful of vehicles back on the …

Oklahoma City Spending to Improve Traffic Issues, Prepping for Self-Driving Cars

A city in central Oklahoma is spending millions of dollars preparing for self-driving cars while working to alleviate traffic problems. Edmond Traffic Engineer Tom Minnick told The Oklahoman that the city is laying down infrastructure for autonomous vehicles. The $5 …

Daimler Deploying Self-Driving Taxis in California Test Program

German automaker Daimler AG and auto supplier Bosch Corp will deploy self-driving taxis in California’s Silicon Valley region next year as part of a test program of vehicles designed for city driving, the two companies said. The world’s largest maker …

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 …

Boston Approves NuTonomy Self-Driving Car Testing Citywide

A self-driving car company is getting the green light to test its vehicles on a Colonial-era street network with a reputation for aggressive human drivers. Boston city officials announced Wednesday that they’ve granted permission to NuTonomy to test its autonomous …

Despite New Law, Nebraska Not Expected to See Self-Driving Cars Soon

Nebraska lawmakers may have cleared the way for companies to test self-driving vehicles with a law passed earlier this year, but don’t expect a large number to hit the streets anytime soon. Although industry officials say Nebraska has positioned itself …

GM Settles Suit with Motorcyclist Hit By Autonomous Vehicle in California

General Motors Co. agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a motorcyclist involved in a minor crash with one of its self-driving cars in San Francisco late last year, the U.S. automaker said on Friday. Oscar Nilsson sued GM in …

Mass., Conn. Senators Seek Answers About Safety Protocols for Self-Driving Cars

U.S. Senators Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal are pressing automakers and technology companies that are developing self-driving cars about their safety protocols for test-driving the vehicles. Federal investigators said this week that the system used to automatically apply brakes had …

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 …