autonomous vehicles

Apple’s autonomous vehicle fleet has nearly doubled in the last two months

Apple seems to be ramping up its autonomous vehicle efforts, nearing doubling the number of vehicles in its fleet since January. The company now has 45 autonomous vehicles in California registered wit

Tempe police chief says Uber “preliminarily…would likely not be at fault” for fatal crash

The chief of police in Tempe, Arizona, where an Uber self-driving car just hit and killed a pedestrian, has told the San Francisco Chronicle that "I suspect preliminarily it appears that the Uber woul

Here’s how Uber’s self-driving cars are supposed to detect pedestrians

A self-driving vehicle made by Uber has struck and killed a pedestrian. It's the first such incident and will certainly be scrutinized like no other autonomous vehicle interaction in the past. But on

Nissan and DeNA will begin testing a self-driving taxi service in Japan next month

Nissan Motor and DeNA announced today that field tests of Easy Ride, the self-driving taxi service they developed together, will begin next month in Japan. This means that Nissan and DeNA now rank amo

These are the arguments that define the Uber-Waymo lawsuit

The trial that could determine the fate of Uber's autonomous driving program is finally underway in a crowded courtroom in San Francisco.

One year old raises $112 million Series A to build autonomous car future

No that’s not a typo. Yes, that is larger than the median IPO fundraise last year. But few problems are as daunting as trying to build a fully autonomous car, particularly without the large resource

Automotive Grade Linux gets support from Toyota and Amazon as it eyes autonomous driving

Open-source software was once something that large businesses shied away from, but over the course of the last few years, it's made inroads into virtually every enterprise company. With Automotive Gra

Finnish autonomous car goes for a leisurely cruise in the driving snow

It's one thing for an autonomous car to strut its stuff on a smooth, warm California tarmac, and quite another to do so on the frozen winter mix of northern Finland. Martti, a self-driving vehicle sys

Mapping company Here buys ATS to boost its over-the-air tech

Here, the mapping company that powers location services in 100 million cars, is today announcing an acquisition to vastly improve how it distributes and updates its data. The company is buying Advance

Crunch Report | Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature and Tesla unveils a semi truck

Today’s Stories Apple pushes back on the release of the Homepod Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature Tesla unveils a new semi truck Walmart will pilot the new Tesla Semis Credits Written by: Sara

Driverless shuttle in Las Vegas gets in fender bender within an hour

A driverless shuttle set free in downtown Las Vegas was involved in a minor accident less than an hour after it hit the streets, reported the local NBC affiliate KSNV. Not really the kind of publicity

Tencent is reportedly testing its own autonomous driving system

Tencent is making progress on its own autonomous driving system, according to Bloomberg. The report says that Tencent, one of China’s largest tech firms and the maker of WeChat, already has a protot

Baidu plans to mass produce Level 4 self-driving cars with BAIC by 2021

Baidu, China's internet technology giant, hopes to be in the business of mass producing autonomous cars by 2021, thanks to a partnership with BAIC Group, a Chinese automaker which will handle the manu

Waymo releases its first self-driving ‘Safety Report’

Waymo launched a campaign earlier this week alongside partners, including the National Safety Council, to help explain why it believes that its pursuit of autonomous driving is a means to safer roads.

California DMV changes rules to allow testing and use of fully autonomous vehicles

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is changing its rules to allow companies to test autonomous vehicles without a driver behind the wheel — and to let the public use autonomous vehicles

Velodyne quadruples LiDAR production to meet self-driving demand

Velodyne, largely considered the current leader in LiDAR tech for autonomous vehicle development, announced today that it has increased its production capacity by more than 400 percent in order to mee

Deutsche Post DHL to deploy self-driving delivery trucks by 2018

At Nvidia’s GTC Europe conference today, one of the company’s partners detailed plans to bring an autonomous delivery fleet to operating status starting in 2018. Deutsche Post DHL Group wa

Waymo teams with MADD, the NSC and more on self-driving education

Waymo is working with a number of organizations on a new self-driving education campaign to help answer questions the public has about autonomous vehicles and technology. The program is designed to pr

Cruise acquires Strobe to help dramatically reduce LiDAR costs

Cruise, the self-driving car startup GM acquired last year, has acquired a startup of its own – Strobe, a LiDAR sensor maker that reduces an entire LiDAR array down to just one chip, which Cruise sa

GM’s Cruise explains why self-driving tests in dense cities gives it an edge

GM is sharing more info about its testing process for autonomous cars through Cruise, the startup it acquired last year. For the first time, Cruise has shared some numbers related to the advantages it
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