DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For years Americans have been told autonomous technology was improving and that driverless vehicles were just around the corner.
Finally they’re here, but to catch a glimpse of them, you'll need to go to a farm rather than look along city streets.
NEW YORK (AP) — Autonomous vehicle taxis are up and running in San Francisco and the public has been invited to try one out.
Employees of General Motors and its autonomous vehicle subsidiary Cruise have been testing out the service for weeks, but on Tuesday Cruise posted a signup page for anyone to reserve a free ride in one.
NEW YORK (AP) — Dubai said Monday that U.S. self-driving car company Cruise will become the first to operate autonomous taxis and ride-hailing services in the United Arab Emirates city of more than three million people...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An autonomous vehicle company has been testing its cars in Las Vegas without a human backup driver ready to take control in an emergency...
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — General Motors is teaming up with Microsoft to accelerate its rollout of electric, self-driving cars...
SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — General Motors' self-driving car company is sending vehicles without anybody behind the wheel in San Francisco as it navigates its way toward launching a robotic taxi service that would compete against Uber and Lyft in the hometown of the leading ride-hailing services...
NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is still losing money as it expands its food delivery business and develops technology for driverless cars...
DETROIT (AP) — For the first time, the U.S. government's highway safety agency has approved a company's request to deploy a self-driving vehicle that doesn't need to meet the same federal safety standards for cars and trucks driven by humans...
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The robotic car company created by Google is poised to attempt a major technological leap in California, where its vehicles will hit the roads without a human on hand to take control in emergencies.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kroger Co. is about to test whether it can steer supermarket customers away from crowded grocery aisles with a fleet of diminutive driverless cars designed to lower delivery costs.
Driverless cars are the future and shouldn't be feared, despite significant public skepticism.
On this week's episode of "Center Stage, with Milfred and Hands," State Journal editorial page editor Scott Milfred and editorial cartoonist Phil Hands endorse autonomous vehicles, following a demonstration of the technology on the UW-Madison campus.
Research and development is the engine that drives innovation and long-term corporate profitability. Businesses spend billions every year to develop new products and technologies, even though most of these audacious projects will never bring a product or service to market and recoup their high costs.
With no steering wheel, no pedals, one double-door entrance and little to distinguish its front end from its rear, the driverless vehicle tooling around UW-Madison on Tuesday morning was less a traditional car or truck than a computer-controlled pod on wheels.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — In 2012, Steve Mahan, who is blind, climbed into the driver's seat of a self-driving car and rolled up to the drive-thru of a Taco Bell in a video that's been viewed more than 8 million times online...
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's 500-acre (202-hectare) center for autonomous vehicle research is officially open and will partner with technology giant Microsoft.
Gov. Rick Snyder trekked to the Ypsilanti-based American Center for Mobility for Wednesday's grand opening.
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Mark Wilson, Michigan State University
I don't envy the decisions policymakers must make. There is probably only a 50-50 chance that they can get this right as they stare at a crystal ball and predict the future 20 years from now. But a discussion about infrastructure financing and driverless cars is urgently needed to improve the chances of getting this right.
Driverless cars offer a future with fewer deaths on the roadways. Today, roughly nine out of 10 car crashes are caused by human error; autonomous vehicles, with their sensors, radars and undistractable computer-driven system, should be much safer.
Long time coming
The buzz surrounding self-driving cars has been growing lately, but the idea is far from novel. At the 1939 World’s Fair in New York, GM’s Futurama exhibit included driverless technology — and experts were sure it would be a reality by the 1960s.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One problem with self-driving cars is people.
The Los Angeles Times reports that of six crash reports filed in California so far this year, two involved a person attacking a robot car.
It's 2027 (or 2037) and the age of the self-driving car. City-dwellers have traded in their car keys for ride hails. Street parking has been replaced by wider sidewalks and bike lanes, while developers are busy converting garages into much-needed housing.
New technologies like self-driving cars and self-aware appliances connected to the internet require a faster connection, and a bill in the state House would make it easier for providers to build towers needed to establish a 5G connection.
JERUSALEM (AP) — As the world moves toward an era of self-driving cars, Israel is positioning itself to be the Detroit of the future...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cars with no steering wheel, no pedals and nobody at all inside could be driving themselves on California roads by the end of the year, under proposed state rules that would give a powerful boost to the fast-developing technology.
Ford invests $1B in robotics startup in driverless car quest
Ford Motor Co. is spending $1 billion to take over a robotics startup to acquire more of the expertise needed to reach its ambitious goal of having a fully driverless vehicle on the road by 2021.
BOSTON (AP) — Imagine you're behind the wheel when your brakes fail. As you speed toward a crowded crosswalk, you're confronted with an impossible choice: veer right and mow down a large group of elderly people or veer left into a woman pushing a stroller.
DETROIT (AP) — Former Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt has done a lot in the 16 years since an accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He runs a racing team and a foundation. He's raced a sailboat using his chin.