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Waymo begins testing self-driving cars in an effort to reassure the public of safety

In an effort to combat public wariness, Waymo is beginning a free ride test for the public in Phoenix, Arizona with their Early Rider Program, using driverless Lexus SUVs and Chrysler Pacifica minivans for the test rides.

May 16, 2017
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Apr
7
2017
Did Uber Steal Self-Driving Trade Secrets From Waymo?

In response to allegations that it stole trade secrets from Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo, Uber says it is in fact using off-the-shelf technology in its self-driving cars.

April 7, 2017
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Ford’s Ken Washington Believes Mass-Market Self-Driving To Be Available 2026-2031

There are many different opinions about when autonomous cars will be available for the general public. Now, Ken Washington, Ford’s vice president of research and advanced engineering, says he doesn’t believe that fully self-driving vehicles will be available for the mass-market until sometime between 2026 and 2031.

April 5, 2017
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U.S. Transportation Secretary Re-Evaluating Guidance For Self-Driving Vehicles

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said this weekend that she is reviewing self-driving vehicle guidance issued by the Obama administration, while urging companies “to explain the benefits of automated vehicles to a skeptical public.”

Feb. 27, 2017
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Feb
17
2017
Two U.S. Senators Working To Bring Self-Driving Cars To Our Roads

The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate commerce committee and U.S. Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan have announced plans to develop regulatory flexibility for the auto industry’s efforts to create self-driving vehicles, with an eye toward proposing legislation this year.

Feb. 17, 2017
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The Major Challenges Facing Self-Driving Cars

As the industry races to bring autonomous vehicles to market, many challenges continue to exist, such as consumer acceptance, regulatory issues, and the need for further technological advancements.

Feb. 2, 2017
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California DMV Orders Uber To Stop Using Self-Driving Cars In San Francisco

Uber has been ordered by California state regulators to stop using self-driving cars in San Francisco until it secures the necessary permit issued by the state to allow companies to test autonomous vehicles on public roads.

Dec. 15, 2016
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Report: Chicago City Council Proposes $500 Fine For Self-Driving Cars

We’ve reported for two years about the development of self-driving cars. Many cities across the world are embracing this type of futuristic technology, however, self-driving vehicles may be receiving a different reception in Chicago.

Dec. 7, 2016
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Self-Driving Car Technology Growing In Canada

We’ve reported multiple times previously about self-driving cars. While Google and major automakers are testing self-driving technology on the streets of the USA, another self-driving car project is hitting the roads of Canada. According to a CBC report, a self-driving vehicle project is hitting the road in Ontario, Canada. The efforts to get self-driving technology […]

Nov. 30, 2016
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Tesla’s Upcoming Autopilot Update Shifts Focus To Radar To Prevent Crashes

Musk said the update will be available within the next two weeks, and will rely foremost on radar to give Tesla’s cars a better sense of what is around them and when to brake.

Sept. 12, 2016
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Aug
19
2016
Uber To Start Using Self-Driving Cars In Pittsburgh

This makes Uber the first company to use self-driving technology commercially, outside of Tesla’s controversial “Autopilot” feature.

Aug. 19, 2016
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Google’s Self-Driving Car CTO Chris Urmson Is Leaving The Company

Urmson, who was instrumental in building Google’s self-driving car project, is leaving the team after seven and a half years.

Aug. 8, 2016
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