Self-driving carmakers haven't perfected a key piece of tech

Sep 11, 2017
Good isn't good enough when it comes to the lasers that allow autonomous vehicles to see.
A picture of Luminar's LIDAR monitor.
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Uber fires star engineer at heart of self-driving legal battle

May 31, 2017
A top and very expensive engineer at Uber is out. The company has fired the engineer at the center of a high-stakes legal battle with Waymo, the self-driving venture of Alphabet’s Google. Earlier this year, Anthony Levandowski was accused of stealing trade secrets from his former job at Google. After he refused to hand over evidence, […]

Regulators release guidance for driverless technology

Sep 20, 2016
The DOT hopes to shape the future of driverless technology.
A passenger look on as he rides in a pilot model of an Uber self-driving car in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

 
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Self-driving trucks could mean fewer jobs for drivers

Aug 19, 2016
1.8 million jobs are on the line.
Autonomous vehicles could upend the trucking industry.
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Here's how Volvo plans to eliminate car fatalities by 2020

Nov 23, 2015
Volvo's North America CEO says autonomous driving is about safety and saving time.

A driver's defense of self-driving cars

Sep 15, 2015
Imagine a world where we subscribe to on-demand rides from autonomous vehicles.