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News, Analysis & Perspective on Autonomous Vehicles

Opportunity exists for advancing autonomous vehicles bill this Congress, Sen. John Thune says

Posted on Feb 21, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

Legislation aimed at popularizing the use of autonomous vehicles in commercial and commuter settings is gaining supporters in the Senate,...

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Waymo self-driving cars can now respond to traffic cops’ hand signals

Posted on Feb 21, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Skeptics of self-driving cars like to ask how the vehicles’ automated software will handle unexpected, unusual situations. For...

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How self-driving cars might transform city parking

Posted on Feb 20, 2019 in Cars, News

Autonomous vehicles could transform parking as well as driving, new research suggests. Parking lots could house more driverless cars than...

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3D LiDAR technology brought to mass-market with Livox sensor

Posted on Feb 20, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

Livox is shifting the marketplace for LiDAR sensors by introducing a reliable, compact, ready-to-use solution for innovators,...

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Someday your self-driving car will pull over for police

Posted on Feb 20, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

It was still dark on a Friday morning in November when a California Highway Patrol officer started following a Tesla Model S on Route 101...

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Watch these BMW i3s self-drive in Netherlands

Posted on Feb 20, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Elon Musk may have just predicted Tesla will have full self-driving capability by the end of 2020, but other cars are already operating...

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Apple’s secretive self-driving car project is starting to come into focus

Posted on Feb 20, 2019 in Cars, News

One of the words that’s most commonly associated with Apple’s self-driving car program is “secretive.” Unlike most of its competitors,...

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DTNA unveils new driver-assist technology in freightliner Cascadia

Posted on Feb 19, 2019 in News, Technology, Trucks

Truck manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America recently demonstrated automated driver-assist technology that’s set to debut in its 2020...

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UAE hailed for plans to get ready for driverless future

Posted on Feb 19, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News

The UAE has earned a place in the global top 10 for the second year in a row in KPMG’s Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index (AVRI), which...

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Self-driving buses undergo testing in Changsha

Posted on Feb 19, 2019 in Buses, News

In Changsha, capital of Hunan province, a bus avoids pedestrians, speeds up, slows down, makes an emergency stop, overtakes other cars and...

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Self-driving truck startup Pronto pursues gradual path to automation

Posted on Feb 19, 2019 in News, Perspective, Trucks

Pronto, the new self-driving truck startup launched by Anthony Levandowski, is pursuing a more incremental path toward autonomous driving...

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Arizona City faces $10M legal claim over Uber self-driving car fatality

Posted on Feb 19, 2019 in Cars, News

The family of the woman killed by an Uber self-driving car last year has filed a $10 million legal claim against the city of Tempe,...

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Uber and GM Cruise are making their respective AV ‘visualization’ tools open source

Posted on Feb 19, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

By now you’ve probably seen those top-down graphical images of a self-driving car as it navigates through a neon-hued world made up of...

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Waymo rules and Apple trails in California self-driving car benchmarks

Posted on Feb 19, 2019 in Cars, News

Before they are let loose on public streets and highways, autonomous vehicles will need to prove their capability and safety. Absent a...

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Report finds ‘Transit Leaps’ needed to properly integrate with AVs

Posted on Feb 19, 2019 in Buses, News, Technology

Mineta Transportation Institute’s (MTI) latest perspective, “Automated Vehicles have Arrived: What’s a Transit Agency to Do?” analyzes the...

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The Netherlands tops list of countries most ready for AV technology

Posted on Feb 19, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

Once again, The Netherlands topped the rankings of countries most ready for autonomous vehicles, followed by Singapore, Norway, the U.S....

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Self-driving cars might kill auto insurance as we know it

Posted on Feb 19, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

Dan Peate, a venture capitalist and entrepreneur in Southern California, was thinking of buying a Tesla Model X a few years ago—until he...

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Jargon watch: What ‘roadmanship’ means to a self-driving car

Posted on Feb 18, 2019 in Cars, News

Roadmanship n.A proposed safety standard for self-driving cars, based on the road etiquette of humans. In 1909, when horseless carriages...

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5 autonomous cars trends everyone should know about in 2019

Posted on Feb 18, 2019 in Cars, News

Just a few short years ago the idea of cars driving themselves on our streets seemed like a crazy sci-fi fantasy. However, the rapid...

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Researchers teach self-driving cars to predict pedestrians’ next moves

Posted on Feb 18, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Researchers at the University of Michigan are developing a system that teaches self-driving cars to predict pedestrian movement. When...

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