Autonomous Vehicle

A Waymo robotaxi was vandalized and burned in San Francisco

A Waymo robotaxi was vandalized and then set on fire by a crowd of people Saturday evening in San Francisco’s Chinatown neighborhood. The incident is the latest encounter between driverless vehi

GM to slash spending at Cruise by ‘hundreds of millions of dollars’

GM Chair and CEO Mary Barra reiterated Wednesday plans for Cruise to be more “deliberate” when operations eventually resume at the troubled self-driving vehicle subsidiary. For GM, that wi

Pony.ai gets $100M, establishes JV with Saudi Arabia’s Neom

Chinese autonomous vehicle startup Pony.ai has scored $100 million from Neom, Saudi Arabia’s futuristic city and development project. As part of the deal, the two plan to establish a joint ventu

Federal regulators open investigation into GM self-driving car subsidiary Cruise

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into GM subsidiary Cruise’s autonomous vehicle system following several incidents involving pedestrians in San Fran

Cruise robotaxi involved in a crash with fire truck, one passenger injured

A Cruise robotaxi and an emergency vehicle crashed late Thursday night and left a passenger injured. The crash is the latest in a string of incidents that occurred this week after winning approval fro

Cruise and Waymo win robotaxi expansions in San Francisco

In a win for the autonomous vehicle industry, California regulators have given the green light to Cruise and Waymo to offer commercial robotaxi services across San Francisco 24 hours a day, seven days

Baidu reveals the next-gen robotaxi that will be deployed throughout China

Baidu, the Chinese search engine giant that has plowed money into AI and autonomous vehicle technology, unveiled Wednesday a new all-electric robotaxi that it plans to deploy at scale across China. Ba

Cruise can finally charge for driverless robotaxi rides in San Francisco

Cruise, the autonomous vehicle unit of General Motors, has finally been given the green light to start charging fares for its driverless robotaxi service in San Francisco. The California Public Utilit

May Mobility to intro wheelchair-accessible autonomous shuttles

Autonomous ride-hail and shuttle startup May Mobility is partnering with wheelchair-accessible van manufacturer BraunAbility to modify its fleet of Toyota Sienna Autono-MaaS (S-AM) vehicles to include

Nuro’s newest autonomous delivery bot is designed for the masses

Nuro showed off Wednesday one of the final pieces of its commercial autonomous delivery strategy. The startup, which has raised more than $2.13 billion since former Google engineers Dave Ferguson and

Argo releases standards for how self-driving cars should act around cyclists

Argo AI, an autonomous driving technology company, teamed up with advocacy group the League of American Cyclists (LAB) to come up with guidelines for how self-driving vehicles should identify and inte

Cruise launches driverless robotaxi service in San Francisco

Employees of Cruise, the self-driving subsidiary of General Motors, will be the first to jump inside one of the company’s autonomous vehicles that operate in San Francisco without a human driver

Motional to begin testing autonomous vehicles in LA as part of California expansion plan

Motional, the autonomous vehicle company born out of a $4 billion joint venture with Aptiv and Hyundai, is expanding its presence in California by opening a new operations facility in Los Angeles to s

How Amazon-owned Zoox designed its self-driving vehicles to prevent crashes

The hubbub surrounding the autonomous vehicle industry often focuses on venture capital rounds, speculation about IPOs and acquisitions. But the industry’s future also hinges on the high-stakes

Optimus Ride partners with Polaris to commercialize electric autonomous vehicles

Autonomous, electric mobility service provider Optimus Ride announced a partnership with powersports vehicle manufacturer Polaris to bring fully autonomous GEM electric vehicles to market. The two wil

Honda commits $2.75 billion to build autonomous vehicles with GM’s Cruise

Honda will commit $2.75 billion as part of an exclusive agreement with GM and its self-driving technology subsidiary Cruise to develop and produce a new kind of autonomous vehicle. As part of the agre

Renault shows off self-driving car that can avoid obstacles as well as pro test drivers

French carmaker Renault has developed technology that enables self-driving cars to avoid obstacles in emergency situations at up to the same speeds as professional test drivers. TechCrunch had the cha

Echodyne homes in on $29 million to give drones and self-driving cars ‘radar vision’

Autonomous vehicles all need sensors that can help them detect and avoid objects in their environment. And to operate at high speeds, these sophisticated machines need to identify objects ahead precis

BMW’s CEO reveals plans for the i NEXT, a self-driving car set for a 2021 debut

Before you get too excited, the above image is the Vision NEXT 100, the concept car BMW showed off back in March to note that, as it celebrated its 100th anniversary, the company was spending more tim

The Federal Government Must Act To Ensure That The Autonomous Vehicle Revolution Takes Place In The U.S.

The advent of autonomous vehicles is around the corner, and the economic and social benefits will be vast. The U.S. government must do more to ensure that the United States remains the global center f
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