Russia's answer to Google Yandex N.V. said it is considering expanding its fleet of self-driving cars to up to 1,000 vehicles within the next two years in order to speed up the development of autonomous driving technology. Yandex hopes to start testing more than 100 of its self-driving cars on roads by the end of this year.
Eric Walz2019-08-19 14:17 PT
Two key committees in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday said they will revive efforts to pass long-stalled legislation to speed the adoption of self-driving cars, which will give automakers and tech companies more freedom to further develop the technology.
FutureCar Staff 2019-07-30 15:40 PT
The Ford Motor Company, with its recently acquired autonomous driving arm Argo.AI, is racing to be the first major automaker to mass-deploy self-driving cars by 2021—the company’s self-imposed deadline. To help Ford achieve its goal, the Detroit automaker has acquired a relatively unknown Michigan defense contractor with experience in robotics.
Eric Walz2019-07-30 11:45 PT
Officials in China this week released the first ever autonomous vehicle report called the “Beijing Autonomous Vehicles Road Test Report 2018.” The report offers a look at the progress companies are making in autonomous driving in China, the world’s biggest auto market.
Eric Walz2019-04-05 15:16 PT
Daimler and BMW announced that they will work together on self-driving technology, hoping to harness the power of strength in numbers to speed up the development of autonomous driving technology.
Eric Walz2019-02-28 16:10 PT
Silicon Valley self-driving startup Aurora Innovation Inc. has secured an additional $530 million in its latest Series B funding round. Participating in the investment round is retail giant Amazon. The latest funding values the startup at $2.5 billion and will help Aurora to further develop its autonomous driving technology.
Eric Walz2019-02-07 13:26 PT
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, one of the world’s biggest auto groups, is reported to be working with Alphabet Inc’s Waymo division to develop autonomous taxis and other mobility services in Asia.
Eric Walz2019-02-05 12:56 PT
Self-driving car startup Zoox Inc has become the first company to receive approval from California regulators to operate an autonomous shuttle service for public passengers, state regulators said on Friday.
FutureCar Staff 2018-12-21 14:48 PT
A select group of riders in San Jose, California, will soon be able to hail a ride in a self-driving Mercedes Benz. The city was chosen as the pilot city for a new autonomous ride-hailing service. San Jose is the third largest city in California.
Eric Walz2018-11-08 11:21 PT
Tencent is looking to assemble a autonomous driving team in Silicon Valley. The company posted an advertisement on the business networking site LinkedIn to recruit autonomous driving engineers and researchers in the U.S.
FutureCar Staff 2018-11-07 15:31 PT
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US announced today that it has invested more than $30 million at its Chelsea Proving Grounds in southeast Michigan to further development and testing of autonomous driving, advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), and other advanced safety technologies.
Eric Walz2018-09-05 10:59 PT
Despite being one of the world’s most valuable tech companies, Apple’s self-driving cars are still a work in progress. The company reported that one of their self-driving development vehicles was involved in a collision near the company’s headquarters in Silicon Valley.
FutureCar Staff 2018-08-31 18:24 PT
Uber’s struggling self-driving program is about to get some new life, thanks to a $500 million investment from Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp. On Monday, Reuters reported that Toyota and Uber will work together on the development of self-driving cars, citing sources familiar with the matter. The equity investment will help advance both Toyota and Uber’s autonomous driving technology.
Jeremy Carlton2018-08-27 15:57 PT
One of Silicon Valley’s most promising and valuable new startups has ousted its CEO in a surprise move today. Zoox, an autonomous driving startup with a valuation of $3.2 billion, dismissed its Chief Executive Officer Tim Kentley-Klay. He was voted out by the company's board.
Derrick Smith2018-08-22 18:48 PT
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.
Jacky Ho2018-08-16 15:56 PT
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 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
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
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
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
Vineeth Joel PatelAug 17, 2019 6:00 AM PT
FutureCar Staff Aug 16, 2019 9:45 AM PT
FutureCar Staff Aug 15, 2019 4:13 PM PT
Eric WalzAug 15, 2019 12:45 PM PT