Waymo has finally gotten its permit that will allow it to run driverless operations in the San Francisco area. The company already operates its autonomous services in downtown Phoenix.
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In a first, the California DMV approved Nuro to operate its autonomous delivery services in the streets of California. Nuro plans to kickstart its service in two counties with a fleet of Priuses soon.
Zoox, the robotics company that was acquired by Amazon earlier this year, has revealed the design of its first vehicle, a fully autonomous electric transportation system designed and built in the U.S.
Baidu, China's Google, is set to launch a 14-seater bus in Chinese and Japanese cities. The Apolong was built by Baidu and bus-maker King Long and runs the open source Apollo software.
Project Road Runner, an initiative by the Microsoft Garage division, intends to train algorithms that are used for autonomous driving cars by using real-world simulation and deep learning.
A 49-year-old woman was killed on Sunday night after being hit by an Uber self-driving car in Tempe, Arizona. The company has since halted its self-driving car operations in a number of cities.
Alphabet's autonomous vehicle maker, Waymo, has announced a new pilot scheme that will see autonomous lorries, with a back up driver, shipping cargo to and from Google's data centres in Atlanta.
Waymo has released a 360-degree video featuring the technology behind its self-driving cars and a virtual ride on the backseat, in a push to convince people of the technology's safety.
Ford is taking a different approach to the self-driving segment, launching a pilot test with partners in Miami including Domino's Pizza. The Fusion sedans are part of the initial roll-out.
Taking inspiration from birds and the way they stay up in the sky, researchers at Microsoft have created an AI system which attempts to mimic the birds' flight pattern to stay aloft autonomously.
Following last week's acquisition of Mobileye, Intel has now announced a partnership with Fiat Chrysler, in addition to BMW, to deliver fully automated driving for production by 2021.
Just after announcing the completion of the acquisition of Mobileye, Intel has announced its plans to build a fleet of 100 autonomous vehicles for testing in the United States, Israel, and Europe.
Intel's $15.3 billion all-cash bid for Mobileye, which develops technology for autonomous vehicles, has now completed, Mobileye will be combined with Intel's Automated Driving Group.
A significant number of people has cancelled pre-orders for Tesla's Model 3 EV. However, that's a small drop in the bucket, according to the company's CEO, as demand is still outstripping supply.
With expressways, bus lanes, parking areas, and more, K-City will offer a 360,000 square metre automated vehicle testing area for Hyundai, Kia, Samsung, and many other South Korean companies.
Samsung has received the approval to test its modified self-driving Hyundai Grandeur on public roads in South Korea. The South Korean giant also reiterated that it does not want to build a car.
IBM has received a patent for what it calls a "cognitive system" aimed at improving the way self-driving vehicles respond to problems, giving them the ability to relinquish control to a human driver.
Domino's has teamed up with Starship Technologies to launch autonomous pizza deliveries in European cities. The miniature robotic vehicles will deliver within a one-mile radius of Domino's stores.
Intel has announced that it will be acquiring Mobileye - a company which develops technology for autonomous vehicles - in an all-cash deal valued at $15.3 billion, priced at $63.54 per share.
The car manufacturer together with the US' second largest ride sharing service are looking to get an edge over rivals by testing out the biggest fleet of autonomous vehicles ever, starting next year.
Airbus is building an ambitious and autonomous flying car that could enable an Uber-style taxi service in the future. The company is set to test its first "air taxi" prototype by the end of this year.
Waymo unveiled its new driverless cars at the end of last year, saying they'd hit roads sometime in 2017. The company is now launching the new vehicles on public roads before the end of the month.
At CES today, Nvidia has further expanded its reach in the auto market, as it announced a long-term partnership with Audi. The two will bring fully autonomous vehicles to market based on Nvidia DRIVE.
Alphabet now has a new company, Waymo. It has been created to continue work on Alphabet's attempts to develop autonomous vehicles. For now, the company seems to just be focusing on software.
Samsung and Tesla have reportedly agreed to work together for the long-term, with the South Korean company building custom chips and processors for the automaker's upcoming self-driving vehicles.
Intel's CEO took the stage at a big auto show yesterday to announce the company's plans for self-driving cars. Intel wants to develop new technology and push the market with a $250 million investment.
Researchers at MIT have developed a modular self-driving system that can be used on everything from cars, to golf carts, to scooters - promising a future of increased mobility for everyone.
Elon Musk is unofficially declaring this the age of the self-driving car, as his company has announced that all new Teslas will have that capability. The system is expected to save lives on the road.
Apple wanted to launch its own self-driving, electric car by early 2020, but the company was forced to scale back its ambitions among in-fighting, market pressure and a "failure of leadership".
Google's head of self-driving technology explained that the company isn't looking to build its own line of cars. Instead, Google wants to power cars from all manufacturers, by building the software.
Security researchers have proven they can hack into and control some Tesla cars. They were able to open the car's doors, turn on some of its systems and even stop it in the middle of the road.
In the wake of May 7th's fatal crash, Tesla has announced a new major software update that gives its vehicles' built-in radar a greater role in a bid to improve the safety of the Autopilot feature.
If you're in Pittsburgh and want to see what it's like to be driven around by a robot, Uber is letting you do that for free. The ride-sharing company is testing autonomous vehicles around town.
Rumors suggest Tesla is getting ready to unveil the second major version of its Autopilot software. According to sources inside the company, the new system will also feature more cameras and sensors.
Dozens of companies, including Orange, BMW, Vodafone and VW are begging the EU for money to test out self-driving cars across Europe's roads and borders. The tests are crucial for the future of AVs.
Autonomous vehicles, after millions of miles on the road, have had their first fatality. The driver of a Tesla Model S whose Autopilot mode was engaged died after the car crashed into another vehicle.
Microsoft has come out and said that the company is not looking to build its own self-driving car. Instead the company will be responsible for the software and services behind such vehicles.
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Tesla has been secretly installing 'inert' autopilot software on cars and testing out how the algorithm behaves in real-world situations. The company has accrued 780 million miles worth of data.
In a newly granted patent, Google has come up with an unusual way to help reduce injuries sustained by pedestrians by effectively gluing them to the car bonnet upon impact.