SELFDRIVING

No pedal to the metal in GM’s planned self-driving Cruise AV car

No pedal to the metal in GM’s planned self-driving Cruise AV car

Published 12/01/2018

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM.N) is seeking U.S. government approval for a fully autonomous car - one without a steering wheel, brake pedal [more…]

U.S. wants to remove `unnecessary` barriers to self-driving vehicles

U.S. wants to remove `unnecessary` barriers to self-driving vehicles

Published 28/10/2017

The U.S. National Highway Traffic-Safety Administration said Friday it is looking for input on how it can remove regulatory roadblocks to self-driving cars. [more…]

Self-driving startups race down a narrowing road

Self-driving startups race down a narrowing road

Published 27/10/2017

Lei Xu and Justin Song once worked at electric carmaker Tesla Inc, one of the hottest companies in Silicon Valley. But with interest and investments in autonomous vehicles mounting, they left to pursue what they see as the next big thing. [more…]

Factbox: Six self-driving unicorns top $1 billion in valuation

Factbox: Six self-driving unicorns top $1 billion in valuation

Published 27/10/2017

In a crowded field of more than 240 startups in self-driving cars, six companies -- four of them in Silicon Valley -- have achieved unicorn status, with valuations of $1 billion or more, according to industry estimates and publicly available data. Here's a closer look: [more…]

Ford teams with Domino`s on self-driving pizza delivery test

Ford teams with Domino`s on self-driving pizza delivery test

Published 29/08/2017

Ford Motor Co and Domino's Pizza Inc in September will begin testing Michigan consumers' reactions to having their pies delivered by self-driving vehicles, the companies said on Tuesday. [more…]

Tesla, others seek ways to ensure drivers keep their hands on the wheel

Tesla, others seek ways to ensure drivers keep their hands on the wheel

Published 24/06/2017

FILE PHOTO - New Autopilot features are demonstrated in a Tesla Model S during a Tesla event in Palo Alto, California October 14, 2015. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach/File Photo

Automakers are using tiny cameras, sensors to track drooping heads, steering wheel monitors and audible alerts to ensure drivers pay attention when using advanced driver assistance systems, like Tesla’s Autopilot, that allow drivers to take their hands off the wheel.

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U.S. plans to update self-driving guidelines in coming months

U.S. plans to update self-driving guidelines in coming months

Published 05/06/2017

A self-driving car being developed by nuTonomy, a company creating software for autonomous vehicles, is guided down a street near their offices in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

President Donald Trump's administration will unveil revised self-driving guidelines within the next few months, the head of the U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday, responding to automakers' calls for regulations that will eliminate barriers and allow autonomous vehicles on the road.

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New York to allow self-driving vehicle testing: governor

New York to allow self-driving vehicle testing: governor

Published 10/05/2017

FILE PHOTO: Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York, arrives at Trump Tower in New York City, U.S. January 18, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that the state will allow testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads, potentially leaving perplexed New Yorkers wondering who to flip off when they jaywalk in front of a car without a driver.

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In self-driving car race, winners get all the way around track

In self-driving car race, winners get all the way around track

Published 03/04/2017

Sensors are seen mounted to a self-driving Audi during a self-racing cars event in Willows, California, U.S., April 1, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Nine self-driving cars did not quite zoom around a 2-mile (3.2-km) course in Northern California over the weekend in a race involving students and entrepreneurs from startup companies where the real goal was just to make it around the track.

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Uber works to mend relationship with regulators

Uber works to mend relationship with regulators

Published 09/03/2017

FILE PHOTO: A fleet of Uber's Ford Fusion self driving cars are shown during a demonstration of self-driving automotive technology in Pittsburgh, U.S., September 13, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk/File Photo

Uber Technologies Inc is working to mend its relationship with regulators as pressure mounts for the company to improve its business practices and temper Chief Executive Travis Kalanick's aggressive leadership style.

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