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Senators Make Final Attempt to Pass Autonomous Vehicle Bill
Toyota Invests $500M in Uber for Autonomous Ride-Hailing

Toyota Invests $500M in Uber for Autonomous Ride-Hailing

Toyota Motor Corp. will invest $500 million Uber Technologies, Inc. to speed up efforts to bring an autonomous ride-hailing service to market. Each company will integrate its technology into purpose-built Toyota Sienna minivans that will be deployed on Uber's network.

August 27, 2018

Sacramento Allows Driver-less Car Testing

Sacramento Allows Driver-less Car Testing

Phantom Auto will begin testing autonomous vehicles in Sacramento, Calif., under a new agreement with the city that allows testing with no occupants in the car. The vehicles will be operated by remote drivers at computers in Silicon Valley, reports the Sacramento Bee.

August 7, 2018

Autonomous Vehicles Will Cause Less Accidents with Costlier Repairs, Insurer Says

Autonomous Vehicles Will Cause Less Accidents with Costlier Repairs, Insurer Says

The adoption of autonomous driving technology will lead to fewer accidents, but the collisions that do occur will likely result in costlier repairs and raise difficult questions relating to driver and manufacturer liability, victim compensation and data collection, The Travelers Institute argues in a new whitepaper.

July 24, 2018

Too Soon to Regulate Autonomous Vehicles: NHTSA

Too Soon to Regulate Autonomous Vehicles: NHTSA

As regulators, public safety advocates and automakers grapple with how to create a federal legal framework for the deployment of autonomous vehicles, the nation's top auto safety official has said it's premature to regulate self-driving vehicles.

July 18, 2018

Uber Terminates 100 Self-Driving Car Operators

Uber Terminates 100 Self-Driving Car Operators

Uber has laid off its self-driving car operators in Pittsburgh, as the company rethinks its autonomous vehicle strategy following the fatal crash in Tempe, Ariz. earlier this year, reports Quartz.

July 16, 2018

Daimler, Bosch to Pilot Autonomous Shuttle Service

Daimler, Bosch to Pilot Autonomous Shuttle Service

The pilot project will demonstrate how mobility services such as carsharing (car2go), ride-hailing (mytaxi), and multi-modal platforms (moovel) can be intelligently connected to shape the future of mobility.

July 11, 2018

Autonomous Vehicles Will Test Public Safety

Autonomous Vehicles Will Test Public Safety

Ensuring driver and pedestrian safety and regulating a still nascent technology are among the top issues of concern covered in a new report about autonomous vehicles from the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices.

July 6, 2018

Nissan and DeNA Announce Plans to Test Self-Driving Car Service in Japan
Ford Begins Testing Driverless Delivery Service in Florida

Ford Begins Testing Driverless Delivery Service in Florida

Domino's has begun using a self-driving delivery test vehicle from Ford Motor Co. in south Florida to help the automaker gather data for a fully autonomous delivery service Ford plans to launch in 2021, the company announced.

February 27, 2018

Feds Set Self-Driving Vehicle Summit to Gather Data
Hyundai to Offer Fully Autonomous Vehicle by 2021

Hyundai to Offer Fully Autonomous Vehicle by 2021

Hyundai and Volkswagen have signed deals with Pittsburgh-based Aurora Innovation to use its self-driving software in their bids to develop fully autonomous vehicles for commercial service.

January 4, 2018

Global Autonomous Vehicle Sales to Reach 33M by 2040

Global Autonomous Vehicle Sales to Reach 33M by 2040

Automakers should be able to increase global sales of fully autonomous vehicles to 33 million by 2040 from 51,000 in 2021 — the first year of significant volume, according to a forecast from IHS Markit.

January 3, 2018