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Earlier this month, Apple and Google both announced plans to kill off their self-driving car projects in favor of focusing on developing the underlying technology. But it’s a little weird that one announcement came so close on the heels of the other. Apple’s Project Titan, formerly a self-driving car project, will presumably continue to compete […]

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New York has approved testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads. The state becomes the latest state to welcome the testing of self-driving cars on its roads and is currently accepting applications from companies interested in testing vehicles during a year-long pilot program. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, there are 13 states […]

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles has released its annual autonomous vehicle disengagement report. The report includes data from all companies that are actively testing self-driving cars on roadways in California, and those companies are required to disclose the number of times human drivers have to intervene while testing a self-driving car. Waymo, Google’s new […]

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Uber has announced it is opening an autonomous vehicle research center in the Detroit, Mich. suburb of Wixom this March. The location is not only close to automotive manufacturers and suppliers along with research universities, the company will be moving into an existing structure instead of building something from the ground up to speed its […]

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The U.S. could lead the world in vehicle safety and economic improvements through autonomous vehicle technologies, according to a new global study. Conducted by Global Positioning Specialists, an Australia-based fleet management GPS tracking company, the study estimated the positive impact adopting autonomous systems would have on global economies. The study’s findings sees countries adopting autonomous […]

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Waymo has cut the cost of a key technology for self-driving cars 90 percent, CEO John Krafcik said during a Detroit auto show keynote address on Sunday. The former Google self-driving car project is now offering a hardware suite with long, medium, and short-range Lidar sensors. Production costs have been dropped from $75,000 to 90 […]

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Honda and Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, are discussing ways to integrate the two companies’ autonomous car technologies. Honda unveiled a prototype self-driving car in June, but said a proposed deal did not mean it was abandoning efforts to develop its own autonomous driving system. SEE ALSO: Honda To […]

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The rush toward self-driving cars just accelerated as California issued permits to privately held Wheego and Valeo North America last week, bringing the total to 17 companies with testing permits. The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles said the two new companies now have approval to run tests with a single vehicle each, operated by up […]

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For many people, fully autonomous cars may seem still off in an uncertain future, but the radical changes they’re projected to bring are approaching. Their ascendancy into the public arena has meanwhile captured the imagination of people for the good they are promised to bring to society, including mobility for the infirm and non-driving elderly, […]

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As part of its push to leverage the company’s autonomous vehicle research, Ford could be plotting to remove the driver from delivery trucks. The news comes on the heels of our report last week that the automaker plans to produce a fully self-driving cars in just five years from now. In a report by Trucks.com, […]

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