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U.S. to Publicly Share Autonomous Vehicle Testing Data

U.S. auto safety regulators will unveil on Monday a voluntary effort to collect and make available nationwide data on existing autonomous vehicle testing. U.S. states have a variety of regulations governing self-driving testing and data disclosure and there is currently …

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 …

The State of Autonomous Driving: Shuttles vs. Moonshots in Big Stakes Race

May Mobility Inc.’s boxy white-and-green self-driving shuttle pulls up to a damp corner in downtown Detroit. Its big doors swing out revealing a safety driver and six seats that face each other. It’s more comfortable than a subway car or …

Waymo: Self-Driving Vehicle That Crashed in Arizona in Manual Mode, Wamo says

A Waymo self-driving minivan operating in manual mode was involved in a rear-end collision in a Phoenix suburb caused by a sedan’s reckless driving, the company said Friday. The collision occurred late Thursday night in Tempe when the sedan “erratically …

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 …

Waymo’s Autonomous Taxi Service Picks Up 1,000th Customer After 6 Months

The first major self-driving taxi service needed six months to reach 1,000 customers, another sign that growth may be slow as companies try to build businesses around autonomous vehicles. Waymo, the self-driving project owned by Alphabet Inc., announced on Tuesday …

Waymo Self-Driving, Fare-Generating Taxis Hit the Road in Arizona

Alphabet’s Waymo on Wednesday launched a significant development in its costly, decade-long quest for autonomous transportation: self-driving taxis that actually generate fares. With little fanfare, the company has begun charging passengers to use its driverless vehicles in a roughly 100-mile …

Waymo Cleared to be First in California for Testing Without Backup Driver

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit on Tuesday became the first company to receive a permit from the state of California to test driverless vehicles without a backup driver in the front seat, the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles said. California said …

Self-Driving Waymo Part of 5-Vehicle Crash in Arizona

Mesa police say a self-driving vehicle was among five cars involved in a collision, but no serious injuries were reported. The driver of the Waymo vehicle told authorities that the car wasn’t in autonomous mode at the time of Saturday …

Car That Collided With Waymo Vehicle in Arizona Ran Red Light

A driver whose sedan collided with a self-driving vehicle owned by Waymo has been cited for running a red light, police in a Phoenix suburb said. Chandler Police Department spokesman Seth Tyler said that the Waymo-owned Chrysler minivan was in …