Toyota, Suzuki partnering in self driving car technology
Auto manufacturers face a costly shift toward the use of technologies; partnerships are one way to share the enormous costs.
Apple buys more self driving car technology in latest deal
It confirmed its acquisition of Drive.ai.
Self-driving cars won’t be mainstream until standards set: Blackberry CEO
Some countries drive on the right side of the road, some on the left; some grids use 110- and others use 220-volts.
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.
Liberals to dole out $2.1 billion to unclog trade, border bottlenecks
Money is part of $10.1 billion in planned spending over the next 11 years on trade and transportation corridor projects.
Uber’s Kalanick resigns as CEO following pressure from investors
Resignation came after a series of costly missteps under Kalanick at the helm of the polarizing ride-hailing app.
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.
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.
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.
Self-driving cars still need humans to program them
Udacity creates a “nanodegree” to train self-driving car engineers.
Uber testing self-driving car in Pittsburgh
A trained driver remains behind the wheel for now.
Robotics expert says self-driving cars are not ready for deployment
Can’t handle bad weather, susceptible to hackers and can’t follow police directions.