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Can regulators keep up with the pace of self-driving tech?
Shiraz Ahmed | @shirazzzz |

Critics fear government authorities are falling behind in evaluating and approving guidelines for road readiness of self-driving technologies.

Uber driver was watching video before fatal self-driving crash, police say
Heather Somerville |

Police in Arizona said evidence showed the safety driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber was streaming a TV show on her phone before a fatal accident in March.

Audi, Germany sign deal allowing flying car testing
Stefan Nicola |

Germany, land of the no-holds-barred autobahn, is pushing the next level of transportation: flying cars.

Study questions massive investments in AVs
Alexa St. John |

Billions of dollars will be lost by many automakers that continue to invest in autonomous and electric vehicles while consumer buy-in remains low, a study from consulting firm AlixPartners says.

Toyota captures data gold mine in $1 billion Grab bet
Naomi Tajitsu and Aradhana Aravindan |

By pumping $1 billion into ride-hailing company Grab, Toyota stands to gain a passenger-side view of tens of thousands of cars across Southeast Asia.

'We're making a big bet on our future,' Ford says of train station, Corktown investment
Chad Livengood and Kirk Pinho |

Ford leaders portrayed the automaker's planned rehabilitation of Michigan Central Station as a pioneering facility akin to the Highland Park and Rouge plants Henry Ford built that revolutionized automobile production and...

NHTSA orders end to sales of Autopilot Buddy, which disables Tesla safety feature
Eric Kulisch |

NHTSA issued a cease-and-desist letter Tuesday to a company selling an aftermarket device that effectively disables a safety feature in Tesla's Autopilot semiautonomous driver assist system.

Potential IPO for GM's self-driving unit signals progress
Brooke Sutherland |

General Motors is going the distance with autonomous cars.

Self-driving study: Benefits outweigh drawbacks

A study by a leading energy-security think tank says the economic benefits of autonomous vehicles will far outweigh predicted drawbacks such as job displacement.

Apple poaches senior self-driving engineer from Waymo
Stephen Nellis |

Apple hired a senior self-driving car engineer from Alphabet's Waymo unit, Apple said Friday, in a sign that the iPhone maker maintains ambitions to develop autonomous vehicles.

GM exploring strategic options, possible spin-off of Cruise unit
David Welch, Mark Bergen and Alex Barinka |

GM has begun researching strategic options for Cruise Automation that include a public sale of shares, listing a separate tracking stock, or spinning off the unit, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

GM's Cruise requires AV trainers to undergo in-vehicle audits, exams and drills
Alexa St. John |

GM's self-driving unit is taking its procedures a step further in the race to autonomous driving technology.


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