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Largest U.S. Grocery Chain Begins Autonomous Delivery Service in Arizona

Largest U.S. Grocery Chain Begins Autonomous Delivery Service in Arizona

Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the U.S. will start delivering groceries in autonomous driving Toyota Prius cars starting Thursday at a Fry’s Food Stores location it owns in Scottsdale.

FutureCar Staff 2018-08-16 15:56 PT

Tesla Senior VP of Engineering Leaves to Join Apple’s 'Project Titan'

Tesla Senior VP of Engineering Leaves to Join Apple’s 'Project Titan'

​Doug Field, who stepped down as the senior vice president of engineering at Tesla last month, is returning to Apple, the company said on Thursday. Most recently, Field oversaw Model 3 engineering at Tesla.

Eric Walz2018-08-10 12:31 PT

Uber Kills its Autonomous Truck Plans 2 Years After Buying Self-Driving Trucking Startup Otto

Uber Kills its Autonomous Truck Plans 2 Years After Buying Self-Driving Trucking Startup Otto

Uber announced today it is shutting down it operations for the development of self-driving trucks. Instead the ride-hailing company will focus its efforts on self-driving cars.

Eric Walz2018-07-30 16:12 PT

Uber Puts its Self-Driving Volvos Back Out On Pittsburgh Streets, ‘With Drivers’

Uber Puts its Self-Driving Volvos Back Out On Pittsburgh Streets, ‘With Drivers’

After fatally striking a pedestrian in March with one of its self-driving Volvos, Uber hopes to move forward and has announced a fresh set of safety initiatives to prevent another tragedy like the one in Arizona from ever happening again.

Eric Walz2018-07-24 16:59 PT

Major Companies Looking Into the ‘Human Impact’ of Autonomous Vehicles

Major Companies Looking Into the ‘Human Impact’ of Autonomous Vehicles

Uber, Ford, Waymo and other companies looking into driverless cars have come together to study a possible labor crisis that’s caused by the introduction of self-driving vehicles.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-06-24 18:00 PT

Uber’s Safety Driver in Fatal Crash Was Watching a TV Show Behind the Wheel

Uber’s Safety Driver in Fatal Crash Was Watching a TV Show Behind the Wheel

For the past several months, Uber’s entire self-driving program was heavily scrutinized, including the autonomous driving software it developed, after a self-driving Uber fatally struck a pedestrian in Arizona. But a new police report puts some of the blame back on the driver, who was watching a television show on a mobile device in the moments before the crash.

Eric Walz2018-06-22 13:44 PT

Fiat Chrysler Supplying Waymo With Up to 62,000 Robo Taxis

Fiat Chrysler Supplying Waymo With Up to 62,000 Robo Taxis

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will add up to 62,000 more vehicles to Alphabet Inc’s autonomous driving unit Waymo, the companies said on Thursday, as part of Waymo’s plans to roll out a commercial autonomous ride-hailing service in the U.S. later this year.

Eric Walz2018-05-31 12:34 PT

Uber is Shutting Down its Self-Driving Operations in Arizona

Uber is Shutting Down its Self-Driving Operations in Arizona

After being involved in the industry’s first fatality involving a self-driving vehicle, Uber is permanently shutting down its autonomous testing operations in Arizona. The company will instead focus on testing in Pittsburgh and San Francisco.

Eric Walz2018-05-23 15:26 PT

Metamoto Joins Renovo AWare Autonomous Mobility Ecosystem

Metamoto Joins Renovo AWare Autonomous Mobility Ecosystem

Metamoto, Inc., a Silicon Valley startup offering simulation solutions for autonomous vehicles, announced it has joined the AWare ecosystem of Renovo, a mobility software technology company that is creating an operating system (OS) for autonomous vehicle fleets.

Eric Walz2018-05-17 10:31 PT

Didi Chuxing Granted Permit to Test Autonomous Cars in California

Didi Chuxing Granted Permit to Test Autonomous Cars in California

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has been granted a permit to test self-driving cars in California, as it looks to catch up with its Silicon Valley rivals in autonomous driving technology.

FutureCar Staff 2018-05-14 14:37 PT

Uber Says its Self-Driving Cars Will be Back on the Road in "a Few Months"

Uber Says its Self-Driving Cars Will be Back on the Road in "a Few Months"

Speaking at the Uber Elevate summit in Los Angeles yesterday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said that his company's self-driving vehicles will be on the road again "within the next few months," and once that happens "it's going to be in as safe of a way as possible."

Eric Walz2018-05-10 11:56 PT

Drive.ai Launching Autonomous Ride-Hailing Service in Texas

Drive.ai Launching Autonomous Ride-Hailing Service in Texas

Silicon Valley-based self-driving car startup Drive.ai has announced a pilot program to bring an on-demand self-driving car service to Frisco, Texas this summer.

Eric Walz2018-05-09 12:38 PT

Lyft to Test its Self-Driving Cars at California’s GoMentum Station

Lyft to Test its Self-Driving Cars at California’s GoMentum Station

Lyft is joining the growing list of major automakers and tech companies working on autonomous driving and related technology at California’s GoMentum Station, the sprawling, former military base in Concord, California.

Eric Walz2018-03-08 15:27 PT

Navigant Research Names GM, Waymo as Leaders in Autonomous Segment

Navigant Research Names GM, Waymo as Leaders in Autonomous Segment

Other top-rated automakers on the list include: Daimler-Bosch, Ford, Volkswagen Group, BMW-Intel-FCA, and Aptiv.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-03-04 19:30 PT

California to Allow Autonomous Car Testing with No One Behind the Wheel

California to Allow Autonomous Car Testing with No One Behind the Wheel

The California DMV has put in place new rules for self-driving vehicles, allowing testing with no one behind the wheel—or in the car at all. Under the new rules, companies are now permitted to test autonomous vehicles using a “remote” human backup capable of taking over the vehicle in case the onboard systems encounter a problem on the road.

Eric Walz2018-02-27 11:30 PT

Uber to Give Waymo a $245 Million Equity Stake as Settlement is Reached in IP Theft Trial

Uber to Give Waymo a $245 Million Equity Stake as Settlement is Reached in IP Theft Trial

Uber and Waymo announced an unexpected settlement agreement on Friday, just days after the high-stakes jury trial began in federal court. Waymo accused Uber of using its trade secret in its self-driving cars.

Eric Walz2018-02-09 11:23 PT

Samsung Joins Waymo at Expanding Autonomous Test Site in Central California

Samsung Joins Waymo at Expanding Autonomous Test Site in Central California

Samsung Electronics is confirmed as the second autonomous driving developer to begin operations at a new planned hub for high-tech automotive research in Merced, California.

Eric Walz2018-01-30 11:32 PT

 Uber Plans to Have Autonomous Trips With No Human Backup in 2019

Uber Plans to Have Autonomous Trips With No Human Backup in 2019

Speaking to the Associated Press at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Uber’s Advanced Technology Group leader Eric Meyhofer said that Uber plans to carry passengers in autonomous vehicles without human backup drivers in about the same time frame as its competitors, which is sometime next year.

Eric Walz2018-01-18 11:02 PT

Baidu Sues Silicon Valley Self-Driving Startup JingChi Over IP Theft

Baidu Sues Silicon Valley Self-Driving Startup JingChi Over IP Theft

Chinese technology giant Baidu is suing a former executive, claiming he stole proprietary information and used it to form his own self-driving car startup, Sunnyvale-based JingChi.

Eric Walz2017-12-27 08:00 PT

Uber Investor Files Suit Over Acquisition of Otto From Former Google Engineer

Uber Investor Files Suit Over Acquisition of Otto From Former Google Engineer

A Uber investor has filed a lawsuit against the ride-hailing company for failing to properly review company’s $680 million acquisition of a self-driving technology firm that wound up being accused of stealing trade secrets from Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Alphabet Inc.

Eric Walz2017-12-14 14:42 PT

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