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Stories tagged: self-driving car


UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Woman struck and killed by self-driving Uber vehicle

Uber suspended all of its self-driving testing Monday after what is believed to be the first fatal pedestrian crash involving the vehicles.


UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 1:36 p.m.

Portland opens its streets to self-driving cars

Autonomous vehicles need to drive and drive and drive, vacuuming up hours of real-life encounters on the road to make their algorithms smarter and safer.


Tesla, Uber lag in driverless progress, study says; Ford is tops

The study by Navigant Consulting, a Chicago firm with deep roots in the auto industry, ranked 18 companies that are developing a “full stack” of hardware and software for completely …


Dispute heats up between Uber, Waymo over self-driving technology

Self-driving car company Waymo asked a judge to bar Uber from continuing to make or use self-driving technology that the company claims was stolen by former employees, according to court …


Uber to offer rides in self-driving cars in Pittsburgh

The option to hail a ride in a self-driving car, which was science fiction just a few years ago, will soon be available to Uber users in Pittsburgh, the first …


Tesla crash could hurt sentiment on driverless cars

DETROIT – It was the crash the auto industry knew was coming but still feared. The death of a driver who was using Tesla Motors’ semi-autonomous mode could add to …


Tesla driver killed in crash while using car’s ‘Autopilot’

The first U.S. self-driving car fatality took place in May when the driver of a Tesla S sports car using the vehicle’s “autopilot” automated driving system died in a collision …


Uber testing self-driving car in Pittsburgh

Uber is testing a self-driving car on public streets in Pittsburgh.


Self-driving cars could be on roads in 5 years, Fiat Chrysler CEO says

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says working with Google convinced him that self-driving technology is closer than he thought and could be on the road in five years.


Self-driving cars seen as a boon for people with disabilities

As self-driving cars move toward becoming a reality for the general public, many blind or aging people and those with disabilities see a new opportunity for mobility approaching.


Google self-driving car strikes public bus in California

An accident report filed with California’s Department of Motor Vehicles says a self-driving car being tested by Google collided with a public bus on Valentine’s Day.


Google to test self-driving cars in Kirkland

Google says it will begin testing its self-driving cars in Kirkland, Washington.