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Need some milk? Driverless cars start delivering groceries

The nation’s largest grocery chain stepped into the driverless delivery market Tuesday, bringing milk, eggs and other items to a customer’s home in a vehicle with nobody at the wheel.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 9:32 a.m.

Getting There: Driverless technology is closer than you might think

Driverless technology is already here. The first sector to really use it is the shipping industry, with its American fleet of two million tractor-trailers.


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Kroger to test grocery deliveries with driverless cars

Kroger Co. is about to test whether it can steer supermarket customers away from crowded grocery aisles with a fleet of diminutive driverless cars designed to lower delivery costs.


Driverless car lanes among options studied for Foxconn plant

As regional leaders prepare for challenges that will result from the massive Foxconn plant in southeastern Wisconsin, the possibility of driverless vehicles is being studied as one way to deal …


Samuelson: Pump the brakes on driverless cars

Driverless technologies are not to be coddled or promoted. Their development should be slow and sober.


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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, …


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 …


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.