Articles tagged “driverless cars”

Self-Driving Cars, Electric Vehicles and the Future of Hitting the Road

Self-Driving Cars, Electric Vehicles and the Future of Hitting the Road

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

The sharing economy hardly puts a dent in the fact that most American road trips occur with owned cars. But look out for brands adapting to electric vehicles before driverless cars change things completely.

8 months ago

Google May Beat Competitors in Mapping Again, This Time for Driverless Cars

Google May Beat Competitors in Mapping Again, This Time for Driverless Cars

Mark Bergen, Bloomberg

Competitors are right to worry about Google's mapping advantage. For years now, Google Maps has been an unmatched trip-planning tool; some destinations that Google hasn't mapped really suffer.

11 months ago

Waymo Is the First Company With Approval for Driverless Ride-Hailing Service in U.S.

Waymo Is the First Company With Approval for Driverless Ride-Hailing Service in U.S.

Alistair Barr, Bloomberg

On one hand this is a step towards a fascinating future. On the other its a reminder that some states protect massive transportation corporations from liability when something goes wrong.

11 months ago

Uber Settles Waymo Driverless Car Lawsuit for $245 Million

Uber Settles Waymo Driverless Car Lawsuit for $245 Million

Joel Rosenblatt, Bloomberg

Uber likely averted an even bigger toll on the company with this settlement. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi had to untangle this mess, and he will probably be embroiled in undoing other Uber past transgressions over the next couple of years.

11 months ago

Waymo Will Deploy Driverless Minivans for Consumers in Phoenix

Waymo Will Deploy Driverless Minivans for Consumers in Phoenix

Mark Bergen, Bloomberg

Travelers will soon be able to catch a driverless ride from a Waymo minivan in select areas of Phoenix, beating its competitors to the punch with its first commercial test. We'll find out soon if Lyft, a Waymo partner, will be selling the rides.

1 year ago

Waymo Is Converting Standby Drivers In Driverless Cars Into Mere Passengers

Waymo Is Converting Standby Drivers In Driverless Cars Into Mere Passengers

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press

Like a Lyft car on a map approaching from around the bend, Waymo's truly driverless cars — and trucks — are approaching and getting closer to reality. The plan is to license them to automakers, and to enable Lyft, which is a Google partner, to put them on the road.

1 year ago

Driverless Taxis With No Human Backups are Poised for Road Tests

Driverless Taxis With No Human Backups are Poised for Road Tests

Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press

Driverless vehicles, including taxis, shuttles and sharing-economy cars, are coming. How widespread the adoption will be is anyone's guess. The whole concept of a road trip may soon get redefined.

2 years ago

As DOT Secretary Elaine Chao Would Likely Ease Airline Regulation

As DOT Secretary Elaine Chao Would Likely Ease Airline Regulation

Joan Lowy and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press

Don't expect prospective Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to get aggressive with airlines or private industry in general. Calls to force airlines to distribute their ancillary services and fares to outlets they disdain are likely to go nowhere.

2 years ago

Future of Local Discovery is in the Car’s Dashboard

Future of Local Discovery is in the Car’s Dashboard

Elisabeth Behrmann, Bloomberg

Connected cars with navigation systems to select the best routes and travel apps to pick nearby hotels and restaurants are already here. The auto manufacturers want to fend off Google and Apple as connected cars become the next frontier of disruption.

4 years ago

Driverless Car Finishes the Ultimate 3,400 Mile U.S. Road Trip

Driverless Car Finishes the Ultimate 3,400 Mile U.S. Road Trip

Dee-ann Durbin, Associated Press

Human drivers are going to need to come up with a more advanced way to curse and gesture at these robot slow drivers.

4 years ago