Self-Driving Vehicles

Delphi's driverless cross-country adventure

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015

In 1903, a 31-year-old physician named Horatio Nelson Jackson journeyed from San Francisco to New York in a Winton touring car, the first motor car to traverse the U.S....
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Audi, Mercedes execs bullish on self-driving cars

March 16, 2015 06:01 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and Audi technical development chief Ulrich Hackenberg believe autonomous driving is the next big thing. But other industry leaders wonder whether customers really want cars to take over a task that many people still enjoy doing themselves....
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Apple is poaching auto engineers to build battery division, lawsuit claims

Feb. 19, 2015 12:48 CET

Electric-car battery maker A123 Systems has sued Apple for allegedly poaching engineers to build a large-scale battery division, according to a court filing that could offer further evidence that Apple is developing a car....
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UK gives go-ahead to test driverless cars on roads

Feb. 11, 2015 08:28 CET

Britons will be joined on the roads by driverless cars starting in the summer after the government gave the go-ahead for the vehicles to be tested on public roads to encourage companies developing the technology to invest in the country....
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Ford intensifies self-driving research in Europe

Feb. 4, 2015 11:46 CET

Ford announced research collaborations in Germany and the UK to look at future mobility and autonomous driving solutions. CEO Mark Fields said: "We are embarking on one of the most transformative eras in the history of the auto industry and in the history of Ford."...
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Audi exec takes aim at fully autonomous driving

Feb. 4, 2015 06:01 CET

Audi plans to start offering advanced self-driving features in its cars by the end of next year, with fully autonomous vehicles expected to be ready for serial production within 10 years, Ulrich Hackenberg, the automaker's technology boss, said....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Google in talks with OEMs, suppliers to build self-driving cars

2:10 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Internet giant Google has started talks with most of the world's top automakers and assembled a team of global suppliers to speed its push to bring self-driving cars to market, Chris Urmson, the head of the project, said today at the Automotive News World Congress....
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Where is Google's car going?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2015

With its dream of self-driving shuttles for public use, Google is diverging more sharply than ever before from automakers, which intend to gradually roll out autonomous-driving features in personal cars while keeping the driver in control....
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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Europe's struggling auto recovery overshadows Paris glamour

Sept. 30, 2014 11:30 CET

Self-driving vehicles and smartphone integration will be among the top features at Europe's biggest auto show this year as executives focus on something that's become increasingly hard to come by: buyers....
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GM creates product cybersecurity post

5:34 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2014

General Motors hired its first product cybersecurity chief in a move designed to address the growing challenge of providing safe, secure and reliable technology in vehicles....
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Sensor cuts self-driving car costs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014

You can't buy one yet, but the autonomous vehicle just got a little cheaper....
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UNCHARTED TERRITORY

Up-to-the-minute maps will be critical for autonomous cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2014

Autonomous vehicles will sport sophisticated sensors and radar systems to read and react to their surroundings, but their robotic drivers still will require vivid and current roadmaps to put the various inputs into context....
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'Smarter' cars still looking for direction

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2014

The car of the future, as it's being developed today, is a rolling Internet hot spot, a node on a vast network of vehicles, a high-speed mobile computer capable of analyzing its surroundings in a blink and making precise, split-second decisions in response....
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Conti exec says automated driving requires tight ties with many partners

Aug. 21, 2014 06:01 CET

Continental executive Helmut Matschi says automated driving will emerge gradually in the next decade. He also believes that to be successful, suppliers will need to collaborate more than ever with non-automotive companies....
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SELF-CONFIDENT

Mercedes-Benz's autonomous driving features dominate the industry -- and will for years

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

Silicon Valley is making waves with news about self-driving cars. But the most-advanced vehicles that consumers can actually buy today came out of Mercedes-Benz in Germany....
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Self-driving cars receive OK for road testing in UK

Aug. 2, 2014 06:01 CET

The UK government will allow self-driving cars to be tested in three cities starting in January as the UK aims to be at forefront of new technology governing autonomous driving....
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Experts disagree on how to handle massive data from self-driving cars

July 16, 2014 06:01 CET

Experts have differing views on what to do with the mountain of data that is likely to be generated by autonomous vehicles when computers control much of our cars' functions in the future....
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Ford's vision extends beyond building cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014

Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford believes that global traffic congestion and new technologies will force automakers to think beyond their traditional role....
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Daimler tests self-driving truck, sets goal of production by 2025

12:50 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2014

Daimler is working to introduce trucks that steer, brake and accelerate independently as early as 2025 as the world's commercial-vehicle industry leader seeks to keep an innovative edge....
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German carmakers consider black box recorders for self-drive cars

June 20, 2014 16:10 CET

German carmakers are considering the use of aircraft-style "black box" data recorders in self-driving cars, potentially a crucial step in getting the new technology on the road....
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Continental: Automated driving requires many partners

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014

Helmut Matschi, head of interiors at Continental AG, says automated driving will emerge gradually in the next decade....
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GABE NELSON

BLOG: Google self-driving cars master delicate dance of city driving

1:19 pm U.S. ET | May 14, 2014

Sitting in one of Google's self-driving vehicles feels like it does with a person in control. The tech giant seems to have mastered the delicate dance of city driving....
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BLOG: Google's autonomous car captures nuances of city driving

1:19 pm U.S. ET | May 14, 2014

If you have ever wondered how it feels to ride through town in one of Google's self-driving vehicles, there's just one word to describe it: ordinary. And that's the extraordinary thing....
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U-M to build 'simulated urban environment' to test connected cars

3:37 pm U.S. ET | May 7, 2014

The University of Michigan’s Mobility Transformation Center, along with key partners from a variety of industries, will begin construction of a $6.4 million “simulated urban environment” for testing of connected and automated vehicles, the university said Tuesday....
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Nokia invests $100 million in car connectivity

May 5, 2014 12:39 CET

Nokia will invest $100 million in companies that develop intelligent-car technologies to support its digital-map business, joining Google and Tesla in betting that future vehicles will be smarter and more connected....
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