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Can self-driving cars withstand first fatality?

The deadly collision between an Uber autonomous vehicle and a pedestrian near Phoenix is bringing calls for tougher self-driving regulations, but advocates for a hands-off approach say big changes aren’t needed.

Tesla’s Model 3 has ‘mass appeal,’ but that doesn’t mean you can afford it

When Tesla’s long-awaited Model 3 is rolled out to the first 30 recipients Friday night in Fremont, prospective buyers, auto industry insiders, tech enthusiasts and anyone who has shelled out a $1,000 reservation deposit will undoubtedly be looking to see whether the car lives up to it’s billing as a vehicle with broad appeal.

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.

Senators try to speed up deployment of self-driving cars

In the first major congressional attempt to address the advent of self-driving cars, two key senators said Monday they’re launching a bipartisan effort to help to speed up the deployment of the vehicles on the nation’s roads.

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 selling.

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 the adoption of driverless vehicle technology in the United States. Rather than fully autonomous vehicles, Americans prefer cars equipped with self-driving capabilities, but with the capability to butt in as desired.

Fiat Chrysler, Google in partnership talks, source says

Fiat Chrysler and Google’s self-driving car project are in advanced talks to form a technical partnership. The talks were confirmed Thursday by a person familiar with the discussions. The person asked not to be named because the discussions are private.

Google gives federal plan for self-driving car

Google wants Congress to create new federal powers that would let the tech giant receive special, expedited permission to bring to market a self-driving car that has no steering wheel or pedals, the company said in a proposal.