Stories tagged: driverless cars
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 3:33 p.m.
University of Michigan getting driverless shuttles this fall
The tall, airy, 15-passenger shuttles will carry students and staff in a 2-mile loop on campus roads alongside regular traffic.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
Apple is going to test self-driving cars
After months of speculation that the company is developing automotive technology, Apple has leapt into the war for self-driving cars by obtaining a test permit from California regulators.
Mon., March 13, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
Intel accelerates into self-driving car business with $15.3 billion deal to buy Mobileye
Intel is accelerating into the self-driving car business with a $15.3 billion deal to buy Mobileye, in one of the biggest deals so far for the autonomous-vehicle industry and the …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 2 p.m.
Driverless cars finally steer near showrooms
Car electronics supplier Delphi Automotive went coast-to-coast in 2015 in a self-driving Audi Q5 sport-utility vehicle to prove the autonomous automobile had arrived. Now, Delphi is shifting from stunts to …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 4:14 p.m.
Automated cars could threaten jobs of professional drivers
Ronald De Feo has watched robots take factory jobs for years. Now he sees them threatening a new class of worker: People who drive for a living.
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016, 9:59 p.m.
Driverless future? Not so fast, say Americans
Americans prefer the option to drive, even in a world where cars can drive themselves. A new study from Kelley Blue Book shows how Americans’ affinity for driving could slow …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 5:48 p.m.
Seattle tech veterans propose driverless stretch of Interstate 5
If you have nightmares about robots taking over the world, here’s something that might really scare you: some tech industry veterans in Seattle want to ban human drivers from a …
Tue., June 7, 2016
Robert J. Samuelson: Feared robot invasion doesn’t compute
Although innovation hurts some industries and workers, it helps others by inspiring new products or reducing prices.
Mon., April 25, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
Dubai wants 25 percent of all car trips driverless by 2030
Dubai, already home to the world’s tallest building, is looking to get ahead by getting out of the driver’s seat.
Sat., Oct. 3, 2015
Google’s driverless car drivers ride a career less traveled
Driverless cars already have logged more than 2 million miles in six years of sometimes tedious testing on private tracks, highways and city streets located mostly near Google’s Mountain View, …
Sun., March 15, 2015
Eye on Boise: Bill limiting kids’ use of tanning beds heads to governor
After years of debate, lawmakers have sent legislation limiting children’s use of artificial tanning beds to Gov. Butch Otter’s desk. HB 177 passed the Senate late last week on a …
Tue., Sept. 25, 2012, 10:57 a.m.
Calif. governor to sign bill to OK driverless cars
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown plans to sign legislation today at the headquarters of Google Inc. that will pave the way for driverless cars in California.