Articles tagged “driverless cars”

Airlines

Austin’s Airport Tests Electronic Self-Driving Shuttle for Passengers

This is just the beginning. Airports are perfect places for driverless cars. Expect to see more of them in the future as technology improves.

Austin’s Airport Tests Electronic Self-Driving Shuttle for Passengers

Airlines

Airports See a Driverless Future Across the Tarmac

We may soon see more driverless vehicles on airport ramps. It's easy to call this a safety risk. It might be. But human drivers have accidents, too.

Airports See a Driverless Future Across the Tarmac

Rental Cars

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

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.

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

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Rental Cars

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

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.

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

Rental Cars

Uber Settles Waymo Driverless Car Lawsuit for $245 Million

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.

Uber Settles Waymo Driverless Car Lawsuit for $245 Million

Rental Cars

Waymo Will Deploy Driverless Minivans for Consumers in Phoenix

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.

Waymo Will Deploy Driverless Minivans for Consumers in Phoenix

Rental Cars

Waymo Is Converting Standby Drivers In Driverless Cars Into Mere Passengers

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.

Waymo Is Converting Standby Drivers In Driverless Cars Into Mere Passengers

Rental Cars

Driverless Taxis With No Human Backups are Poised for Road Tests

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.

Driverless Taxis With No Human Backups are Poised for Road Tests

Airlines

As DOT Secretary Elaine Chao Would Likely Ease Airline Regulation

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.

As DOT Secretary Elaine Chao Would Likely Ease Airline Regulation