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New legislation allows autonomous vehicles to be tested in the state, though driverless roll-out remains far off.
Carmaker Toyota has decided to share with rivals an automated safety system that uses self-driving technology to keep cars from crashing.
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It's the first time an autonomous vehicle has killed a pedestrian.
The promise of safer roads sounds enticing, but many fear automation of transport will lead to a massive loss of jobs.
Nissan said on Tuesday it would begin field tests for driverless "robot taxis" early next year as its rivals around the world step up self-driving technologies.
General Motors expects to have autonomous vehicles working commercially in big cities sometime in 2019.
A driverless, electric car is only a swipe away in the cities of the future, where pollution clampdowns and rapid advances in technology will transform the way we travel, despite lagging infrastructure.
Google is partnering with AutoNation, the country's largest auto dealership chain, in its push to build a self-driving car.
General Motors' Cadillac luxury brand is embarking on a cross-country drive to show off its version of a car that almost drives itself on the freeway
Jaguar Land Rover has developed a system that projects the direction of travel onto the road ahead of self-driving vehicles, to tell other road users what the car is going to do next.
This includes improving energy security by reducing dependence on oil.
The death of a pedestrian killed by self-driving car demonstrates the everyday situations at crosswalks, turns and intersection that can present much harder and broader ethical quandaries for automakers.
Autonomous driving is generating talk at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show - the technology has generated plenty of excitement but still faces many questions before it can be widely adopted.
'The Nissan Intelligent Mobility is new automative technology that is designed to make the driving experience much better', says Nissan's Mike Whitfield.
At present, digital devices and driving are in conflict. The solution? Silicon Valley is creating a car in which continuous cellphone use no longer poses a threat to anyone.
Volvo will supply Uber with tens of thousands of self-driving cars to help it become an operator of its own fleet of cars.
A driverless shuttle bus has crashed less than two hours after it was launched in Las Vegas
Although consumers can't yet get a self-driving car for themselves, the technology's long and windy road to market is getting shorter
Technology used by self-driving cars such as adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warnings and collision-avoidance systems are already available to drivers.
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