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UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

Apple buys more self-driving car technology in latest deal

Apple buys struggling self-driving car startup as it continues to explore the potential of robotic vehicles.


Waymo bringing self-driving trucks to Phoenix area freeways

Waymo announced Wednesday that its self-driving tractor-trailers will start driving on freeways this week and will expand to more routes over time.


Ford’s way to finish driverless deliveries: Package-carrying robots

If an autonomous delivery vehicle arrives at your house, without any humans aboard, who’s going to carry the package, grocery bags or piping-hot pizza to your doorstep? A robot, of …


Google spinoff, Lyft team up to offer self-driving car rides

Google’s self-driving car spinoff Waymo is teaming up with Lyft in Arizona to attempt to lure passengers away from ride-hailing market leader Uber.


Waymo One, the first commercial robotaxi service, is now picking up passengers in Arizona

Robot cars are now officially a real business. Waymo on Wednesday launched a commercial robot ride-hailing service in Arizona called Waymo One.


GM says it’s mass-producing cars without steering wheels

General Motors says it is making the first mass-production autonomous car without a steering wheel or pedals.


Hyundai, VW, ink deals with all-star autonomous vehicle firm

Hyundai and Volkswagen each say they’re partnering with a U.S. autonomous vehicle tech firm led by former executives from Google, Tesla and Uber.


GM buys laser firm in bid to speed autonomous car research

General Motors is buying a small Laser light sensor-developer Strobe Inc.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017

Boeing takes another step into the pilotless plane market

Chicago-based aviation giant Boeing stepped up its investment in autonomous technology Thursday when it announced plans to buy Aurora Flight Sciences, a Manassas, Virginia-based company that develops experimental self-piloting aircraft. …


Ford to integrate autonomous cars with Lyft network

Ford is working to integrate its autonomous cars with Lyft’s ride-hailing software so someday Ford can carry Lyft passengers.


Self-driving boats: The next tech transportation race

Spurred in part by the car industry’s race to build driverless vehicles, marine innovators are building automated ferry boats for Amsterdam canals, cargo ships that can steer themselves through Norwegian …


Fiat Chrysler joins BMW-Intel autonomous car partnership

The companies say the system will be used by automakers worldwide to run self-driving vehicles. It will be flexible so automakers can keep their unique brand identities.


Motley Fool: General Motors deserves test drive

Many investors are anticipating the spread of electric cars and self-driving vehicles and assuming that the traditional automakers are toast. General Motors’ (NYSE: GM) CEO Mary Barra sees it differently.


UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017

Autonomous cars – no human backup – may hit the road next year

Automotive electronics and parts maker Delphi and French transport company Transdev plan to use autonomous taxis and a shuttle van to carry passengers on roads in France.