Articles tagged “self-driving cars”

6 Uber IPO Roadshow Takeaways Every Travel Exec Needs to Know

6 Uber IPO Roadshow Takeaways Every Travel Exec Needs to Know

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Uber certainly isn't making a profit yet, which isn't the worst thing in the world, considering the mammoth market opportunity. Still, investors in its initial public offering should know it could take several years before that red ink turns black.

8 months ago

Volvo Believes Self-Driving Cars Will Disrupt Aviation

Volvo Believes Self-Driving Cars Will Disrupt Aviation

Niclas Rolander, Bloomberg

Busy travelers don't love waiting at the airport for flights that might or might not be on time. But they don't love sitting in traffic either, regardless of who's driving. As long as gridlock is an issue, will autonomous cars really change the travel game that much?

1 year ago

Minor Crash With Self-Driving Car Is First Incident Apple Disclosed

Minor Crash With Self-Driving Car Is First Incident Apple Disclosed

Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

We can live with fender-benders like this with self-driving cars, unlike Uber's fatality in March in Arizona. Transparency is good, and there should be a lot more of it as the self-driving car market evolves, or doesn't.

1 year ago

Enterprise Takes a Small Step Toward Driverless Rental Cars

Enterprise Takes a Small Step Toward Driverless Rental Cars

Mark Bergen and David Welch, Bloomberg

Self-driving cars are coming faster than many people think, and Enterprise is smart to try and make this trend work for the company as early as possible.

1 year ago

Airports Could Improve Revenue by Figuring New Uses for Empty Parking Lots

Airports Could Improve Revenue by Figuring New Uses for Empty Parking Lots

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

When flyers think about spending money at the airport, sandwiches and lattes quickly come to mind. But airports are thinking just as much about money spent in the parking lot, and they might need to change their approach.

2 years ago

Americans Fearful of Self-Driving Cars: New AAA Survey

Americans Fearful of Self-Driving Cars: New AAA Survey

Keith Naughton, Bloomberg

A new AAA survey doesn't bode well for companies like Alphabet and Tesla that are betting big on self-driving cars. The bottom line is that Americans are still freaked out by the idea of not having a real person behind the wheel. Will anything ever ease those anxieties?

2 years ago

Uber Hires Former Top NTSB Official as it Faces Federal Accident Probe

Uber Hires Former Top NTSB Official as it Faces Federal Accident Probe

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has wasted no time in deepening the ridesharing service's relationships in Washington. Bringing on board the former chairman of the NTSB as it faces an investigation into a woman's death involving a driverless car shows his commitment to put Uber's rocky past behind it.

2 years ago

Google’s Waymo Enters Self-Driving Car Luxury Sector With Jaguar Purchases

Google’s Waymo Enters Self-Driving Car Luxury Sector With Jaguar Purchases

Associated Press

Waymo isn't wasting any time as Uber's self-driving efforts have come under fire; it wants to establish itself as the leader in the automated vehicle space long before the technology eventually goes mainstream.

2 years ago

Self-Driving Car Fatality Shows the Technology Needs Vast Improvements

Self-Driving Car Fatality Shows the Technology Needs Vast Improvements

Keith Naughton and Ryan Beene, Bloomberg

The fatality that came after an Uber vehicle slammed a pedestrian shows that self-driving cars have a long way to go before they are ready for prime time. Predictions that autonomous vehicles would go mainstream in 2018 may have been premature.

2 years ago

Uber Suspends Testing After Self-Driving Car Kills Pedestrian

Uber Suspends Testing After Self-Driving Car Kills Pedestrian

Mark Bergen, Bloomberg

It was only a matter of time until an accident created a public conversation about the dangers of self-driving cars. Now that we're here, the backlash could force Uber, Waymo, and others to reexamine the safety of their autonomous vehicles.

2 years ago

Waymo Lawsuit Against Uber Enters Spotlight as Trial Begins

Waymo Lawsuit Against Uber Enters Spotlight as Trial Begins

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press

Waymo has provided evidence that allegedly shows that one of its employees stole trade secrets and brought them along with him to Uber. The trial could represent another black mark on Uber's reputation.

2 years ago

Self-Driving Cars Are Set for Mainstream Use in 2018

Self-Driving Cars Are Set for Mainstream Use in 2018

Keith Naughton and Gabrielle Coppola, Bloomberg

Self-driving cars will likely roll into action this year, albeit at slow speeds with a confusing learning curve for passengers.

2 years ago