Tesla crash does little to sway public opinion on self-driving carsFri, 29, Jul 2016
Consumers are more aware of self-driving cars, but slightly less interested in riding in them, according to two surveys conducted after a fatal crash of a Tesla equipped with self-driving technology.
Mercedes challenged over 'Drive Pilot' TV adWed, 27, Jul 2016
Consumer and auto safety advocates have called on the FTC to investigate Mercedes-Benz over a TV commercial for the 2017 E-class, saying the ad could mislead consumers by overstating the capability of automated driving systems available on the sedan.
ASKED & ANSWERED: Gill Pratt, CEO, Toyota Research InstituteMon, 25, Jul 2016
Gill Pratt talks autonomous driving and about those that don't want a machine driving for them.
Volvo plans self-driving car by 2021 to challenge BMWFri, 22, Jul 2016
Volvo plans to sell a model able to pilot itself down the highway by 2021. The carmaker needs expertise in software and cloud services and is looking into various partnerships, CEO Hakan Samuelsson said.
Developers of Michigan self-driving car project to buy more than 300 acresTue, 19, Jul 2016
Developers of the planned American Center for Mobility autonomous vehicle testing site plan to purchase more than 300 acres of the former Willow Run bomber factory for $1.2 million, the state said Monday.
China bans highway testing of autonomous cars pending regulationTue, 19, Jul 2016
China's auto-industry regulator warned automakers not to test self-driving vehicles on highways before it formulates rules governing the testing of autonomous cars.
NHTSA seeks answers on fatal Tesla Autopilot crashTue, 12, Jul 2016
U.S. highway safety regulators have demanded that Tesla Motors hand over detailed information about the design, operation and testing of its Autopilot technology following a May 7 fatal crash in which the system was in use.
Google self-driving car project names general counsel as scrutiny risesTue, 12, Jul 2016
Google's self-driving car project has appointed its first general counsel, Ken Vosen, as U.S. regulators increase their scrutiny of autonomous vehicles. The move could be a sign that Google is preparing to make its self-driving car unit a separate company.
Keep buyers from beta testing self-driving carsMon, 11, Jul 2016
The May 7 fatal collision involving a Tesla Model S sedan while apparently in semiautonomous Autopilot mode complicates the auto industry's path to fully self-driving vehicles.
For suppliers, self-driving payday nearsMon, 04, Jul 2016
A new forecast predicts that suppliers will see a boom in new technology opportunities, even as auto sales near the end of their record sales cycle.