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Vehicles With Assisted Driving Systems Struggle With Collision Tests: AAA

Assisted driving systems installed in Tesla Inc., Hyundai Motor Co. and Subaru Corp. vehicles failed to avoid head-on collisions in testing done by AAA, though Tesla’s Autopilot system did slow the vehicle to a walking speed before striking an oncoming, …

How Autonomous Car Companies Are Outrunning U.S. Regulators and Lawmakers

Self-driving vehicle companies from Tesla Inc. to General Motors Co.’s Cruise are racing to start making money with their technology, outrunning efforts by regulators and Congress to write rules of the road for robot-driven vehicles. On Tuesday, Cruise said that …

Ford, Walmart and Self-Driving Startup Argo AI to Launch Autonomous Vehicle Delivery

Self-driving startup Argo AI, automaker Ford Motor Co. and Walmart Inc. will together launch an autonomous vehicle delivery service in Miami, Austin, and Washington, D.C, the companies said on Wednesday [Sept. 15]. Initial integration testing is expected to begin later …

Tesla Memo Says Fully Driverless Technology May Not Be Ready for Prime Time This Year

Tesla Inc. told a California regulator that it may not achieve full self-driving technology by the end of this year, a memo by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) showed. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during an earnings conference …

Toyota Constructs a Sensor-Laden Entire City to Test Its Self-Driving Cars

In late February, Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda gathered with a handful of Shinto priests in a white tent at the foot of Mount Fuji. The group prayed — as is customary when embarking on new builds in Japan …

U.S. Automated Vehicles Testing Program Expands to 52 Participants

The federal government’s program working with states and developers of automated vehicles has grown from a pilot operation to one with 52 participants. Participants in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s AV TEST program use an online tracking tool to …

Nuro OK’d in California to Charge for Self-Driving Services

Robotics company Nuro this week received the first-ever permit to commercially deploy its self-driving vehicles in California, allowing the Silicon Valley firm to charge clients for its driverless delivery service. Relying on a remote human operator – who could control …

Pandemic-Stricken Uber Sells Its Robot-Vehicle Division

Uber is selling off its autonomous vehicles development arm as the ride-hailing company slims down after its revenues were pummeled by the coronavirus pandemic. Self-driving vehicle technology company Aurora will acquire the employees and technology behind Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group …

There’s Still Work to Do Addressing Ethics in Autonomous Vehicles

There’s a fairly large flaw in the way that programmers are currently addressing ethical concerns related to artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous vehicles (AVs). Namely, existing approaches don’t account for the fact that people might try to use the AVs …

TuSimple Launches Self-Driving Truck Network with Berkshire’s McLane, UPS

U.S. technology company TuSimple on Wednesday launched a self-driving freight network with UPS and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. supply chain unit McLane that it said should operate nationwide by 2024 and start running some driverless trucks routes by 2021. United Parcel …