Inside Google's quest to shape the rules of the driverless roadFri, 29, Apr 2016
Google is mounting a lobbying and public-relations campaign across America to win acceptance for autonomous vehicles and to shape the rules of the driverless road. And the tech giant, one of the first companies to launch a development effort, has emerged as the most visible and assertive lobbyist, with the most ambitious view of how self-driving vehicles should be deployed.
Gen Y more likely than older drivers to trust self-driving tech, study findsThu, 28, Apr 2016
More than half of those born after 1976 say they trust autonomous tech, compared with 41 percent in Generation X, 23 percent of baby boomers and 18 percent of the pre-boomer generation, J.D. Power's annual U.S. Tech Choice Study found.
FCA-Google talks? Marchionne may have dropped a hintThu, 28, Apr 2016
Did Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne tip his hand at ongoing talks with Google earlier this week? During a call with analysts Tuesday as FCA delivered first-quarter results, Marchionne was asked about potential partnerships with nonautomotive companies.
VW open to new partnerships but not talking to Google, AppleThu, 28, Apr 2016
VW will open itself up to more partnerships and strategic investments to help generate a "substantial proportion" of its revenue from new business models, CEO Matthias Mueller said. Discussions are already at an "advanced stage," but Google and Apple are not among tech companies VW is in discussions with, he said.
Ford, Volvo, Google, Uber, Lyft form coalition to promote self-driving carsTue, 26, Apr 2016
Ford, Volvo Cars, Google and two ride-hailing companies created a coalition, led by former NHTSA chief David Strickland, to urge federal government action to help advance self-driving vehicles.
Audi tests the frontier of virtual reality technologyMon, 18, Apr 2016
Marketers are eager to exploit virtual-reality technology, but there is no playbook for how to use it effectively as a marketing tool. Audi, a pioneer, is developing one as it goes.
Automakers, safety advocates warn U.S. over rush to deploy autonomous carsFri, 08, Apr 2016
Auto industry and consumer representatives warned Friday that U.S. auto safety regulators' push to aid autonomous car deployments may be too aggressive, and urged greater transparency and public input in policies covering self-driving technology.
Google expands self-driving vehicle testing to PhoenixThu, 07, Apr 2016
Alphabet's Google unit is expanding its testing of self-driving cars to the Phoenix, Ariz., metro area, making it the fourth U.S. city to serve as a proving ground for the autonomous vehicles.
Uber hires top Ford electrical engineerThu, 07, Apr 2016
One of Ford’s top electrical engineers has left the automaker to help the ride-hailing company Uber pursue self-driving vehicles. Uber said it hired Sherif Marakby as vice president of global vehicle programs.
Valeo chief's goal: Keep pace with megatrendsMon, 04, Apr 2016
Valeo CEO Jacques Aschenbroich's mission is to make sure the French supplier evolves fast enough to keep pace with changes in the auto industry.
New Google tools link dealers, mobile shoppersMon, 04, Apr 2016
Google has rolled out two mobile-search ad formats to help drive consumers to dealerships as more car-shopping activity occurs on mobile devices.