SELFDRIVING

Daimler gets green light for self-driving vehicle tests in Beijing

Daimler gets green light for self-driving vehicle tests in Beijing

Published 06/07/2018

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s capital city has given the green light to German auto maker Daimler AG to test self-driving cars on real roads, making [more…]

U.S. regulators seek public views on self-driving trucks and trains

U.S. regulators seek public views on self-driving trucks and trains

Published 01/03/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said on Thursday that regulators will seek public input on rules for self-driving commercial vehicles and trains, [more…]

Most Americans wary of self-driving cars: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Most Americans wary of self-driving cars: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Published 29/01/2018

FILE PHOTO: Test drivers use a Lexus SUV, built as a self-driving car, to map the area prior to a journey without a driver in [more…]

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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