self-driving cars News

$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, …

Daimler, BMW Partner to Develop Industry Standards for Autonomous Driving Technology

Daimler and BMW are teaming up to develop autonomous driving technology to cut costs and set an industry standard that can help to shape future regulation for self-driving cars, senior executives said on Wednesday [March 6]. “It is a chicken …

Volvo’s Autonomous Car Venture to Begin Testing on Swedish Roads

A Volvo Cars joint venture has won approval to begin hands-free testing of its software for self-driving cars on Swedish highways, partner Veoneer said. Veoneer said the Zenuity joint venture’s software for Level 4 autonomous driving – the second highest …

Uber Asks to Resume Self-Driving Tests in Penn., Improves Vehicle Software

Uber Technologies Inc has asked Pennsylvania for permission to resume self-driving car testing on public roads and has improved the autonomous vehicle software, the company said on Friday, more than seven months after it suspended testing following a deadly crash …

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 …