Uber self-driving car failed to recognize pedestrian, brake in Ariz. fatality, U.S. finds
An Uber autonomous vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March failed to identify the pedestrian or to brake, raising serious questions about its performance, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released Thursday.
Apple to use VW self-driving vans for employees
Apple and Volkswagen struck a deal that let the technology giant equip VW vans with self-driving technology to transport Apple employees between offices, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Uber shutters self-driving program in Arizona
Uber said it shut down its self-driving car operations in Arizona two months after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles.
In Trump vs. California, Mary Nichols unlike any other negotiator
As the head of CARB, Mary Nichols is arguably California's most powerful weapon in its war with President Donald Trump over the state's plan to combat climate change and have automakers toe the California line.
Pittsburgh lukewarm on Uber's plan to restart autonomous testing
Uber is navigating fraught political waters as it attempts to get its autonomous vehicles back on other roads in the coming months following a fatal collision under investigaton in Arizona.
Uber pulls up in Japan with taxi-hailing service
Uber plans to launch its first taxi-hailing pilot service in Japan that will connect passengers to other taxi providers, as it seeks to expand in the country where the firm has been blocked from setting up its own fleet of drivers.
Taiwan's Yageo to buy U.S. electronic components firm for $740 million
Taiwan's Yageo said it would buy Pulse Electronics for $740 million, marking its biggest deal ever as it looks to expand in the United States and Europe.
Fear of autonomous cars rises after high-profile fatalities, AAA survey finds
Consumer trust in self-driving cars has plummeted following high-profile roadway fatalities, with almost three-quarters of Americans now saying they are too afraid to ride in an autonomous vehicle.
U.S. Senate panel delays vote to approve NHTSA chief
The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee delayed a vote on President Trump's nominee to be the top auto safety regulator in the face of opposition among Democrats over planned changes to vehicle emissions rules.
COMMENTARY: Krishnan M. Anantharaman
Industry can't escape responsibility for preventing CO deaths
COMMENTARY: Nick Bunkley
People are erring and dying, and the auto industry can't disavow this risk any more than it could avoid fitting vehicles with seat belts and shatterproof glass.
Teslas may be safe, but what about the rest of us?
GUEST COMMENTARY: John M. DeCicco
Elon Musk's responses to recent crashes involving Tesla's Autopilot software suggest a lack of regard for people who share the road with the cars his company sells.
Why aren't automakers connecting better with green-minded consumers?
Not enough attention is being paid to environmentally minded consumers and conventional vehicles that could cater to their needs and political values.
Octane opportunity: Don't blow it
The prospect of reaching a consensus on setting a new national octane standard -- with benefits for the environment, fuel economy and vehicle performance -- is tantalizing indeed.
Intel Mobileye car ignores red light in self-driving test
Mobileye, the Intel-owned maker of driver-assistance systems, has joined the race to create a fully driverless car with a fleet of prototype vehicles that navigate Jerusalem without the use of lasers or radars, which rivals have relied on heavily. But there have been speed bumps.
Fisker's comeback powered by new battery
Automotive design maven Henrik Fisker's new venture might be less about the automobile than the technology that will power it.
Tesla crash gets U.S. scrutiny as police confirm Autopilot use
Tesla confirmed to police that another of its vehicles crashed with a driver using Autopilot, and the incident triggered more scrutiny by federal regulators.
U.S. pushing for NAFTA deal as Thursday deadline approaches
The United States is pushing for a deal in negotiations on a revised NAFTA, the White House said. Canadian and Mexican officials were not due in Washington for talks before a Thursday deadline.