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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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

This start-up is launching a remote-controlled ‘grocery store on wheels’

At first glance, the black-and-white Robomart vehicle, with its minimalist design and rounded body, looks like a vision of the future. But if you ignore the lack of a steering …


Startup hopes to bring driverless tractors into the mainstream

Seven years ago, three of the largest farm-equipment companies in America said they were close to introducing technology that would allow farmers to use driverless tractors pulling grain carts during …


Keep on driverless truckin’ (but help truckers)

As Congress debates a new law to promote self-driving technology, however, it may exempt big commercial vehicles in the hope of saving trucking jobs. That won’t work.


Driverless cars of the future confront regulations written for drivers

When the U.S. government finally got around to regulating auto safety in 1967, it insisted that every car have seatbelts and that the steering column be engineered to absorb impact …


Startup wants to put self-driving big rigs on U.S. highways

Anthony Levandowski, a robot-loving engineer who helped steer Google’s self-driving technology, is convinced autonomous big rigs will be the next big thing on the road to a safer transportation system.