Redefining 'safety' for self-driving cars

2017-12-01 07:08

'If self-driving cars are to make the roads safer, the bigger question is - what should these vehicles do to reduce mishaps?' asks Srikanth Saripalli from Texas A&M University.

WATCH: Waymo's self-driving cars in action

2017-11-08 13:20

Waymo released a video claiming their new car is the most advanced self-driving vehicle on the road.

Govt, automakers must work together for self-driving cars

2017-10-10 12:39

What self-driving cars want, and what people want from them, varies widely. And often these desires are at odds with each other.

Driverless cars: The road to nowhere? - '44% motorists afraid of autonomous tech'

2017-08-18 13:51

Drivers fail to see that automated and driverless vehicles will deliver promised benefits according to a new study.

No human backup: Autonomous cars may hit the road in 2018

2017-06-08 07:23

Autonomous vehicles with no human backup will be put to the test on publicly traveled roads as early as next year, in what may be the first attempt at unassisted autonomous piloting.

Free rides offered by Google, Waymo autonomous cars

2017-04-26 07:19

Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google parent Alphabet, is offering free rides as it accelerates efforts to bring autonomous vehicles to the public.

Here's why Israel is the global leader in self-driving cars

2017-03-20 10:43

As the world moves toward an era of self-driving cars, Israel is positioning itself to be the Detroit of the future.

Mercedes-Benz and Uber form autonomous partnership

2017-02-01 08:39

German auto giant Daimler said it had struck a partnership with Uber to supply self-driving cars for the US ride-hailing company.

BMW to deploy 40 self-driving cars in US, Europe

2017-01-05 08:18

BMW Group announced Wednesday it would deploy 40 self-driving vehicles for tests in the United States and Europe.

Google's expands Waymo programme with 100 Chryslers

2016-12-20 06:57

Google's self-driving car division Waymo announced it added 100 Chrysler Pacifica minivans to its fleet of self-driving vehicles being tested.


Car of the Year, driverless cars: Weekend motoring wrap

2017-11-20 12:17

From new models to driverless cars, here is your weekend motoring wrap.

Could this self-driving Renault be ready to take on track driving?

2017-11-08 10:31

Renault announced it has developed an autonomous control system that can handle challenging driving scenarios.

'Car nation' Germany distrustful of driverless vehicles

2017-09-19 11:14

German carmakers are showing off their self-driving cars at the IAA international auto show in Frankfurt, but most people in the car-mad country have yet to be convinced by the technology.

Fiat Chrysler joins BMW-Intel self-driving car partnership

2017-08-16 10:31

Fiat Chrysler is teaming up with BMW and Intel to jointly develop an autonomous driving system.

US Judge tells Uber to return Waymo files taken by engineer

2017-05-16 14:08

A federal judge's order barring Uber from using technology taken by a star engineer before he left Waymo, the autonomous car unit spun off from Google, is bad news for Uber.

Daimler, Bosch team-up to make driverless cars

2017-04-05 10:19

Automaker Daimler and parts supplier Bosch say they are teaming up to produce driverless cars that they say could be on city streets by the start of the next decade.

GM pushing self-driving car rules that undercut competitors

2017-02-24 09:34

General Motors is trying to persuade state lawmakers to approve self-driving car rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors off the road.

For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?

2017-01-19 08:53

Researchers are asking humans around the world how they think a robot car should handle life-or-death decisions.

Driverless cars finally steer near showrooms

2017-01-03 12:17

Car electronics supplier Delphi Automotive Plc went coast-to-coast in 2015 in a self-driving Audi Q5 sport-utility vehicle to prove the autonomous automobile had arrived.

Vehicle-to-vehicle communication to be implemented in the US from 2017

2016-12-14 07:47

The US government is proposing that new cars and light trucks be able to talk wirelessly with each other, traffic lights, and other roadway infrastructure.

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