Autonomous cars

 
General Motors' Dan Ammann (center) with Lyft's John Zimmer (right) and Logan Green (left)

GM and Lyft on-demand autonomous taxi service could start next year

General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] has been spending up big in preparation for the arrival of fully autonomous cars. First it invested $500 million in ride-sharing business Lyft, and just a few months later it paid $1 billion to acquire autonomous car technology firm Cruise Automation. The end goal... read more

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2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla to offer free Autopilot month-long trial for current owners

Owners of Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S and Model X electric vehicles who didn't pony up for the automaker's Autopilot semi-autonomous system can test it out for a month... read more April 19, 2016 by


 
Autonomous Ford Fusion from Uber

Uber nabs Ford exec to lead autonomous driving push

In what may be the best sign yet that Uber is serious about becoming a leader in the emerging world of autonomous driving, the ride-sharing company announced this week that... read more April 8, 2016 by


 
Volvo Drive Me autonomous car trial

Volvo plans autonomous car public trials in China

Next year will see Volvo run an autonomous car trial in its home market of Sweden where members of the public use self-driving XC90s on a daily basis to help gather data for... read more April 8, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Actros autonomous truck

Mercedes autonomous trucks take part in cross-border trial

In the not too distant future, the role of a truck driver may be obsolete. German auto giant Daimler, which owns major truck brands such as Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Freightliner... read more April 5, 2016 by


 
Roborace autonomous race car concept

Roborace autonomous race car concept revealed

The first race between fully autonomous cars is coming—and much soon than you think. A championship called Roborace is being established and if all goes to plan will... read more March 31, 2016 by


 
Google's autonomous Lexus RX450h

Google explains how its autonomous SUV ran into a bus: Video

Google says that a recent crash between one of its self-driving Lexus RX 450h test cars and a city bus happened due to an obstruction in the road and a subsequent... read more March 15, 2016 by


 
Ford autonomous car development

Ford latest to make “mobility provider” transition: Video

Automakers in general see their future as being mobility providers rather than solely manufacturers of cars and trucks. This change in thinking is in direct response to... read more March 14, 2016 by


 
GM to acquire San Francisco-based Cruise Automation

GM acquires Cruise Automation, moves closer to autonomous driving

General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] announced it has bought San Francisco-based Cruise Automation, a young startup firm that specializes in autonomous vehicle technology. The... read more March 11, 2016 by


 
BMW Vision Next 100 concept

BMW celebrates centenary with Vision Next 100 autonomous concept

It was 100 years ago today that the company currently known as the Bayerische Motoren Werke was first registered, though it would be more than a decade until it started... read more March 7, 2016 by


 
Autonomous Ford Fusion from Uber

Ride-sharing to go driverless if Uber gets its way

Your next Uber driver might not be a driver at all, at least if you don't plan on using the service for a few years. The ride-sharing company is planning to begin testing... read more February 29, 2016 by


 
Google Self-Driving Car Prototype

NHTSA Says Google Can Test Cars Without Drivers Or Even Steering Wheels

In a letter posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website this week, NHTSA told Google it can test autonomous cars without drivers, steering wheels... read more February 12, 2016 by


 
Jaguar Land Rover research vehicle

Jaguar Land Rover Wants Its Autonomous Cars To React Like Human Drivers

Jaguar Land Rover, like most major automakers, is working on autonomous car technology. For the British automaker, it’s important its autonomous cars have a very... read more February 2, 2016 by


 
Ford autonomous car technology

DOT Unveils 10-Year, $4-Billion Plan for Development Of Autonomous Vehicles

New car announcements weren't the only news made at the Detroit Auto Show. In a press conference at the show, the United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx revealed... read more January 18, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

Tesla Software Update Curbs Some Autopilot Functionality But Adds Remote Parking

Late last year we saw Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] beam across a software update for its Model S that allowed the car to steer itself in certain situations. Videos posted to... read more January 10, 2016 by


 
Nissan IDS concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Renault Nissan To Launch More Than 10 Cars With Autonomous Tech In Next Four Years

Neither Nissan nor its French alliance partner Renault are out in force at the Consumer Electronics Show but the companies are keen to remind you that their autonomous car... read more January 8, 2016 by


 
 

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