Apple leased a small fleet of Lexus RX450h SUVs from the Donlen fleet management unit of rental company Hertz to test its self-driving vehicle technology. Project Titan is still alive, but is it too far behind from its competitors?
Google's parent company, Alphabet, has announced a deal with Avis to manage its line of self-driving cars. Such a partnership will allow Alphabet to expand its hold in the industry.
Car Tech June 27, 2017
As the Uber-Waymo lawsuit keeps unraveling, a new court filing claims that former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick knew about the information stolen from Google. Kalanick reportedly became aware of the matter last year.
Business Tech June 23, 2017
In the first fatal car crash involving a self-driving car, Tesla has been found not at fault. The investigation is ongoing, but a recently released report concludes that Tesla's autopilot systems did not cause the crash.
Car Tech June 20, 2017
Apple has spent the last few years toiling away on a car project but hadn't announced what it was. Tim Cook has finally revealed what it is, and unsurprisingly, it's autonomous cars.
Apple June 13, 2017
Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo revealed that his company would launch level 4 autonomous vehicles by 2025. He also talked about Honda's association with Alphabet-owned Waymo and what the two companies may work on together.
Car Tech June 9, 2017
Uber and Waymo’s legal battle is heating up even more. The ride-hailing company has now fired top engineer Anthony Levandowski, the one who allegedly stole documents from Waymo.
Business Tech May 31, 2017
The last few months haven't been kind to Uber, with every sort of legal problem hitting the company. That pile just got a little bigger thanks to the Waymo case and Uber's self-driving vehicle program.
Business Tech May 26, 2017
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick reportedly approached Tesla CEO Elon Musk to propose a partnership. Kalanick wanted Uber and Tesla to work together on self-driving car technology and compete against Apple, but Musk said no.
Business Tech May 17, 2017
Waymo and Lyft announced their partnership for the development and implementation of the autonomous car technology. This deal could potentially impact Uber, currently engaged in a legal battle with Waymo.
Business Tech May 16, 2017
Uber must return stolen files to Waymo by the end of the month, as ordered by Judge William Alsup, who also says that the company knew or must have known about the stolen documents. Here’s everything you need to know.
Business Tech May 15, 2017
Google and Uber went to court over a half-century-old technology known as lidar. Here's a lowdown on lidar and how it affects the self-driving car industry.
Car Tech May 15, 2017
Presiding over Waymo's case against Uber, Judge William Alsup denied Uber's motion for private arbitration to avoid trial. Moreover, the judge referred the case to the U.S. Attorney, so Uber could face criminal prosecution.
Business Tech May 12, 2017
The South Korean Ministry granted Samsung permission to test its self-driving technology in the country. Samsung previously stated that it would work on creating autonomous driving technology, but not a car.
Car Tech May 2, 2017
Leaked images revealed Apple is testing its self-driving software on the Californian streets. A white Lexus RX450h SUV with several radars and camera equipment attached was visible in the leaked pictures.
Car Tech April 28, 2017
Uber’s head of self-driving, Anthony Levandowski, is stepping away from LiDAR-related work, according to his email to employees. The move is the latest in Google and Uber’s high-profile legal battle.
Business Tech April 27, 2017
The U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that Anthony Levandowski’s pleading of the Fifth Amendment cannot keep Uber from holding the Waymo documents. Levandowski is a former Waymo employee accused by Waymo for stealing documents.
Business Tech April 26, 2017
Google's Waymo has started taking applications to offer free rides in its self-driving minivans in Phoenix, Arizona. This marks the first time Waymo opens its services to the public and interested customers can apply for a ride starting today.
Car Tech April 25, 2017
Documents detailing Apple’s self-driving plans, which includes an autonomous software in addition to a training program, have now surfaced on the web. Reports say the plans are part of Apple’s forthcoming self-driving road tests in California.
Car Tech April 22, 2017
Apple Inc., is now officially added to the list of companies permitted to test autonomous vehicles in California. Their name on the list stands as a silent confirmation to the company’s movements in the growing autonomous vehicle industry.
Car Tech April 15, 2017
The Uber-Waymo ongoing legal dispute has gone into overdrive. Uber admits it found the stolen Waymo documents on the computer of the latter's ex-employee.
Car Tech April 7, 2017
Uber has resumed its self-driving program in its three pilot cities: Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Arizona. The program was temporarily halted in light of a car crash involving one of Uber’s self-driving Volvo vehicles in Tempe, Arizona.
Car Tech March 28, 2017
Uber has announced that it’s pulling the plug on its self-driving test program in Arizona following a car crash involving one of its autonomous vehicles. It’s pausing self-driving tests in Pittsburgh, too.
Car Tech March 27, 2017
A self-driving car from Uber's fleet was involved in a crash in Tempe, Arizona, and ended up flipped onto its side. The autonomous vehicle was not at fault, but the accident still sparks a new round of questions regarding the safety of self-driving cars.
Car Tech March 26, 2017
Internal documents reveal that Uber's self-driving program is not yet safe enough. According to the figures, human drivers had to take back control of the autonomous vehicles after every 0.8 miles.
Car Tech March 17, 2017
According to a new proposal, California may soon allow testing of autonomous cars in its roads. This new policy would allow car companies to test these vehicles without a back up driver as well as steering wheels.
Car Tech March 12, 2017
Alphabet spinoff Waymo is asking a judge for a preliminary injunction that'll stop Uber from continuing with its self-driving car efforts and preventing the ride-hailing service from using stolen intellectual property.
Business Tech March 11, 2017
Didi Chuxing has opened its new AI development in Mountain View California on March 8. The lab will be majorly focusing on AI-based security, as well as intelligent driving technologies.
Car Tech March 9, 2017
Uber has had a shaky relationship with California's Department of Motor Vehicles. However, it seems that the ride-hailing service is now looking to make up with the regulator to be able to test self-driving vehicles in San Francisco.
Car Tech March 3, 2017
Brevan Jorgenson, a senior college student, was able to transform his Honda Civic into a self-driving car for only $700. He received assistance from Comma.ai, a startup that open sourced code for a self-driving car kit.
Car Tech February 23, 2017
Uber has relaunched its self-driving vehicle program in the streets of Tempe in Arizona. The program was originally rolled out in San Francisco, but the Department of Motor Vehicles of California kicked Uber out.
Car Tech February 22, 2017
Roborace, the first self-driving car race, was held last Feb. 18 at the Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix. One of the participating automated vehicles called Devbots crashed itself on a barrier.
Car Tech February 20, 2017
General Motors is said to be rolling out thousands of automated Chevrolet Bolts early next year. If true, this mass deployment means it has vaulted past its competitors in terms of the level of technology developed.
Car Tech February 19, 2017
Dubai's RTA will test out self-driving cars which have been bought from Tesla. These cars will be the first self-driving taxis in the country, which will hit Dubai roads by 2020.
Car Tech February 17, 2017
The California Department of Motor Vehicles added Subaru to the list of automobile manufacturers and tech companies that are allowed to test self-driving cars in the state. What kind of self-driving technology is the Japanese carmaker thinking of testing?
Car Tech February 12, 2017
Ford drops big dollars in artificial intelligence startup founded by Google and Uber veterans. Here’s what it is trying to accomplish as it becomes majority stakeholder of Argo AI.
Car Tech February 11, 2017
Google Waymo's self-driving cars show a remarkable improvement, says a report from the California DMV. The company says that the number of its disengagements lessened last year.
Car Tech February 2, 2017
Amit Singhal, Uber's new hire, is one of Google's tech luminaries. For his work, particularly on the algorithms that now power the company's search engine, he was made a Google Fellow.
Car Tech January 21, 2017
The self-driving shuttle bus dubbed ‘ARMA’ has hit the roads of Las Vegas on Jan. 10. Carolyn Goodman, Las Vegas' Mayor, alongside Councilmen Ricki Barlow and Bob Coffin were present to witness history unfold.
Car Tech January 12, 2017
Volkswagen unveiled the I.D. Buzz microbus concept at the 2017 North American International Auto Show. The vehicle is more than just a modernized microbus, as it is all-electric, has a self-driving mode, and comes with customizable interiors.
Car Tech January 10, 2017
Tesla Motors has started rolling out the 8.1 software update, which includes upgrades to the controversial Autopilot feature, to about 1,000 HW2-era electric vehicles. When will owners of older models receive the update?
Car Tech January 2, 2017
The next-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid sedan will be launched at the CES 2017 trade show. Ford has introduced upgrades, such as an improved processing power and greater sensor technology, to pack in more brain power.
Car Tech December 29, 2016
Uber already packed its self-driving Volvo cars in San Francisco and promptly shipped them to Arizona, where it is getting a rockstar welcome. The ride-sharing service said that the vehicles' redeployment will entail further expansion.
Car Tech December 23, 2016
Less than a week after Uber defied the orders of the California DMV and continued testing its self-driving vehicles in San Francisco, the ride-sharing company is now pulling out the vehicles. What forced Uber to stop its testing program?
Car Tech December 22, 2016
Honda has engaged in formal discussions with Alphabet's Waymo for a self-driving car technology partnership. The focus of the partnership would be on research and not yet a plan to launch full production of self-driving Honda vehicles.
Car Tech December 22, 2016