New US plan keeps autonomous vehicle standards voluntary
Guidelines fall short of expectations of auto safety advocates and the National Transportation Safety Board.
Self driving vehicle pulled over by curious police officer
In Providence, Rhode Island, an officer pulled over the odd-looking autonomous vehicle because he had never seen one before.
GM job cuts, closures not a symptom of Trump’s trade agenda: analysts
Automaker is betting on electric vehicles, mobility services and autonomous cars and trucks.
Magna unveils latest autonomous driving platform
MAX4 system allows up to Level 4 autonomous driving capabilities in urban and highway settings.
Magna invests in solid-state LiDAR developer Innoviz
Expands existing collaboration with solid-state LiDAR technology innovator to advance autonomous vehicle technologies.
Tech project tackles winter challenges.
Auto disruption: APMA focuses on tech, trade and Trump
The automotive parts association’s annual conference for suppliers set a positive note despite uncertainties globally and closer to home.
Uber agrees to protect rider data following pressure from government
Federal Trade Commission alleged in a complaint that the ride-hailing service failed to secure data about rider trips and neglected to monitor employee access to the information.
Fiat Chrysler joins BMW-Intel autonomous vehicle partnership
FCA also has a partnership to provide vehicles and install technology developed by Google’s autonomous car unit, Waymo.
Lyft forms own autonomous vehicle unit, will open network
Company says open strategy will bring environmental and safety benefits of autonomous vehicles to market faster.
US approves bill to boost testing of self driving cars
Bill prohibits states from imposing their own laws related to the design and construction of self-driving cars.
French maker of driverless shuttles opens US plant
Navya plans to hire 50 workers and make 25 driverless shuttles at the plant before the end of this year.
Avis teams up with Waymo on self driving car program
Partnership aims to support autonomous vehicle developer’s fleet and early rider program.
BlackBerry updates vehicle security software platform
QNX hypervisor 2.0 software allows multiple operating systems to run at the same time on one hardware platform.
Delphi joins BMW Intel Mobileye autonomous car partnership
The automotive parts and electronics maker will help to integrate autonomous driving systems.
Waymo teams with Lyft on self-driving vehicle development
Two companies will collaborate to bring autonomous vehicles into the mainstream with pilot projects and product development.
FCA, Google begin offering rides in self-driving cars
Minivans powered by Waymo will shuttle Phoenix residents around town to gather user experience over the next year.
Ford Canada looks to future with ride hailing, EVs and self driving cars
Automaker has invested $4.5 billion in electric vehicles to bring 13 models to market and promises an autonomous vehicle by 2021.
Federal budget will examine how machines are replacing workers
Finance Minister Bill Morneau has tasked an advisory council to study issues related to workers being replaced by technology.
Uber self-driving cars coming back to California roads
State regulators also approved 48 people as backup drivers who must sit behind the wheel in case the prototype cars malfunction.
Ford acquires robotics startup for $1B in push to deliver driverless cars
The automaker wants to have a driverless vehicle on roads by 2021.
Self-driving car prototypes need less human help
Report catalogues the number of times that humans took over control from a car’s software for safety reasons.
Blackberry hopes to make itself indispensable for self-driving car producers
Company’s QNX division has opened a research centre for autonomous cars in Ottawa.
Uber in legal showdown with California over self driving cars
The ride-hailing company is refusing to obey demands by the state’s DMV to stop picking up passengers in self-driving cars.
OTTO-mating material handling: Clearpath transforms in-plant logistics
The Waterloo, Ont. innovator’s self-driving vehicles help manufacturers embrace Industry 4.0.
Nissan testing autonomous vehicles at Japanese plant
Automaker thinks the technology will eventually save costs and boost efficiency.
Nissan adding 300 jobs to develop common connected car technology
Automaker is also seeking out technology partnerships with companies such as Microsoft.
Disabled man gets license, shows driverless tech’s potential
Sam Schmidt, paralyzed from the neck down, uses head motions to control the car’s direction.
Michigan moves to not require human in driverless test cars
Human intervention puts state at risk of losing research and development to other states, bill supporters say.
Tesla planning upgrade to semi-autonomous Autopilot system
Software update to be released in a few weeks.
Drivers still liable in accidents, even in near driverless cars: law firm
Borden Ladner Gervais suggests driving in semi-autonomous mode isn’t much different than operating a vehicle with cruise control.
Tesla should drop Autopilot name, Consumer Reports says
Magazine said the semi-autonomous driving system’s name is giving drivers too much trust in the car’s ability to drive itself.