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South Korean technology giant Samsung has entered the race to bring autonomous driving technology to market by gaining testing approval in California. Samsung Electronics Co.’s approval this week by the California Department of Motor Vehicles comes just four months after arch-rival Apple received a California test permit. On Wednesday, the DMV updated the approved company […]

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Ford is testing out its self-driving test car through a test project with Domino’s Pizza over the next few weeks. The pizza delivery giant will have its employees carry out pizza orders for delivery in a Ford Fusion Hybrid Autonomous Research Vehicle. The test project will run over the next several weeks in Ann Arbor, […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced today it has signed a memorandum of understanding with BMW, Intel, and Mobileye to develop autonomous veghicles. The automaker says its aim is to be the first automaker with these partners – which themselves joined in July 2016 – to bring their autonomous vehicle platform to market. FCA said it will […]

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Intel plans to roll out 100 almost fully automated “Level 4” self-driving cars for testing starting later this year. They’ll be tested in the U.S., Israel, and Europe. The fleet will start small and scale up to 100 vehicles eventually. That announcement follows the Tuesday closing of a $15.3 billion acquisition of Mobileye, which is […]

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A wave of negative news coverage has put ride-hailing giant Uber in a squeeze to clean up its image that may open opportunities for competitors. CEO Travis Kalanick apologized last week to employees for his indiscretions arguing with an Uber driver during a trip captured on video. He’d been labelled as “pugnacious” in media reports […]

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Renault-Nissan Alliance will be testing electric self-driving vehicles for mobility services in France with transport operator Transdev. The research project will start with field tests in the Paris-Saclay business district. Customers will get a ride in a driverless all-electric Renault Zoe for public transportation or on-demand rides. Transdev will provide an on-demand dispatch, supervision, and […]

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BMW and Mobileye are partnering to share real-time sensor data from BMW vehicles equipped with Mobileye’s mapping system supporting autonomous driving. Mobileye’s Road Experience Management data generation technology will be added to BMW models entering the market in 2018. This will “crowd-source” real-time data with vehicles equipped with Mobileye’s camera-based Advanced Driver Assist System technology. […]

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Ford Motor Co. has become convinced that fully autonomous is the necessary route to go for safe self-driving cars. Having Ford engineers fall asleep during autonomous vehicle test rides has created a convincing argument in favor of going with fully autonomous vehicles, reports Automotive News. Dozing off had happened before during long test rides, and […]

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Automakers and ride-hailing firm Lyft have asked Congress to unify self-driving car guidelines by a national standard. Executives from Toyota, General Motors, Volvo, and Lyft urged lawmakers in Washington yesterday to unify the patchwork of state laws governing testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles. The federal government has constitutional authority to override conflicting state laws, […]

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Ride sharing, electric vehicles, bike sharing, and self-driving cars in Ford products will make for the future of Ford Motor Co., according to a 90-second Super Bowl spot. The TV ad is being tied to the opening of FordHub at the Westfield World Trade Center in New York City. The 2,900-square-foot hands-on experiential center will […]

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