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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.


Police release video of fatal crash by Uber self-driving SUV

Video of a deadly self-driving vehicle crash in suburban Phoenix shows a pedestrian walking from a darkened area onto a street just moments before an Uber SUV strikes her.


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

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 …


Ford and Miami to form test bed for self-driving cars

Ford Motor Co. is making Miami-Dade County its new test bed for self-driving vehicles.


Senate bill to clear obstacles to self-driving cars advances

Legislation that could help usher in a new era of self-driving cars advanced in Congress on Wednesday after the bill’s sponsors agreed to compromises to address some concerns of safety …


UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 8:04 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 10:54 a.m.

Avis teams up with Google parent on self-driving car program

Avis is teaming up with Waymo on a self-driving car program.


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 …


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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 5:09 p.m.

Ford to invest $1 billion in artificial intelligence for your car

Ford will pour $1 billion over the next five years into an artificial intelligence company tasked with developing the technology that will one day drive its autonomous vehicles.


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 …


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 …


Ohio Turnpike may soon see self-driving testing

Ohio’s toll road, a heavily traveled connector between the East Coast and Chicago, is moving closer to allowing the testing of self-driving vehicles.


GM begins autonomous car tests in Scottsdale, Arizona

General Motors and its autonomous technology company Cruise Automation are testing self-driving cars on the streets of Scottsdale, Arizona.


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.


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 …


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 to test self-driving cars in Phoenix area

Google is bringing its self-driving vehicles to Phoenix to see how the SUVs perform in Arizona’s sweltering summer.


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 …