Waymo and Uber Settle Their Legal Squabble and Now Might Be Friends

The lawsuit involving two of Silicon Valley’s most high-profile companies had the potential to reshape the fledgling self-driving-vehicle industry. Instead, the fight between Waymo and Uber over alleged stolen trade secrets ended Friday with a settlement. After months of anticipation and delays, the trial was scheduled to enter its fifth day Friday morning when a […]

What We Can Learn about Autonomous Progress from California Disengagement Reports

Let’s start with the caveats. The annual reports on autonomous testing in California required by the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles are far from a perfect measure of any company’s self-driving competence. These reports, including the latest batch, released last week, provide some fresh details on the circumstances surrounding when and why a self-driving system […]

A True Grocery-Getter: Nuro’s Cute-as-a-Button Driverless Delivery Vehicle Could Enter Service Soon [Video]

Convenience has become the ultimate commodity. People are either too busy or too lazy to do, buy, and get things themselves. As a result, delivery and shipping services have been undergoing a bit of a reinvention of late. Those who are in served areas can have virtually anything brought to them with a few clicks on their […]

A True Grocery-Getter: Nuro’s Cute-as-a-Button Driverless Delivery Vehicle Could Enter Service Soon [Video]

Convenience has become the ultimate commodity. People are either too busy or too lazy to do, buy, and get things themselves. As a result, delivery and shipping services have been undergoing a bit of a reinvention of late. Those who are in served areas can have virtually anything brought to them with a few clicks on their […]

At Davos, U.S. transportation secretary discusses autonomous vehicles, infrastructure

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AAA Survey: Icy Reception for Driverless Cars Is Thawing

Americans are warming to the idea of riding in self-driving vehicles, although they’re still wary of sharing the road with them. While a majority of U.S. drivers still say they’re afraid of riding in a fully autonomous vehicle, a new AAA survey finds that fewer are expressing those fears than in previous years. Sixty-three percent […]

If Self-Driving Cars Sicken Passengers, Michigan Researchers Might Have a Cure

When people are freed from the monotony of driving cars, one of the biggest promises of fully autonomous travel is that passengers could use their newfound free time in their vehicles to catch up on work, read a book, or binge on the latest Netflix offerings. That sounds nice, at least in theory. But those […]

Analysis: There’s a New Leader in the Race to Develop Self-Driving Systems

With the launch of its all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EV and progress in developing self-driving software, General Motors has grabbed the pole position in the race to develop automated driving systems, according to a new report. Analysts from Navigant Research rank the automaker ahead of 18 other companies vying to put automated cars on the road […]

This Self-Driving, Er, Self-Parking Startup Stood Out at CES

Among the throng of self-driving startups making pronouncements at CES, high ambitions were in plentiful supply, but specific business plans were harder to find. Among those revealing previously secret intentions in Las Vegas, one company worth keeping an eye on is Steer, the first company to obtain an autonomous-vehicle testing permit in Maryland. While others […]

Toyota Intends to Deploy Autonomous Rolling Stores by 2020

Toyota may have gotten a late jump on investing in autonomous-driving technology and electric vehicles. But since it started a race to catch up with competitors in those areas, the Japanese automaker has spent a lot of time thinking about the convergence of the two. Akio Toyoda, the company’s president, unveiled the latest results of […]