Self-driving snowplows are clearing runways at airport

A European firm is testing a driverless snowplow for clearing airport runways. Predictable routes in restricted areas present fewer challenges for such systems compared to robot cars, and can help to improve airport efficiency.

Toyota halts autonomous car tests on public roads following Uber crash

Toyota has suspended public tests of its autonomous cars, citing the emotional toll Sunday's fatal Uber accident may have had on its own test drivers. It had been testing its technology on roads in Michigan and California.

Selfless move? Uber may be selling its self-driving technology to Toyota

Uber has been working on its self-driving car technology for quite some time now, but it won't just benefit itself. Uber is in the process of negotiating a deal with Toyota in order to install a self-driving system in minivans.
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Shovel no more! The SnowBot Pro clears sidewalks and driveways for you

Meet the SnowBot Pro from Left Hand Robotics, a commercial-class, self-driving robot whose sole purpose is to clear the snow so you don't have to. After all, your time is too precious to be spent shoveling sidewalks and walkways. 

Apple grows its California self-driving fleet with 24 more autonomous Lexus SUVs

California's Department of Motor Vehicles granted Apple an autonomous-vehicle testing permit last year; now the company has expanded its fleet to 27 autonomous Lexus SUVs.

Forget 10 and 2: The GM Cruise AV doesn’t have a steering wheel

What's the difference between a car and a chair? In the future, not much, if General Motors has its way. The Detroit-based automaker submitted a revolutionary idea that involves a truly autonomous vehicle called the Cruise AV.

Ford will power Postmates’ on-demand delivery service with self-driving cars

Ford and Postmates will partner up to expand the latter's on-demand delivery of goods with the help of Ford's fleet of self-driving cars. The goal is to help small businesses reach new customers.

TomTom and Zenuity team up to create the self-driving cars of the future

Creating the self-driving cars of the future will require plenty of partnerships and collaborations, and the two latest companies to team up with a common goal in mind are TomTom and Zenuity.

Ford stages a homecoming — and brings the future to Detroit

Ford announced plans to move its self-driving and electric vehicle units to its hometown of Detroit -- both business and strategy teams for both divisions of the company will be relocated to the Michigan metropolis. 

Lyft gets green light to put self-driving cars on California roads

The already-crowded streets of California are going to get a bit busier still now that the state has granted yet another self-driving permit. Lyft joins a growing list of companies that have the green light to test autonomous tech.

Uber returns to the self-driving game with plan to buy and convert 24,000 Volvos

After pumping the brakes on the autonomous program in March 2017 following a crash involving one of its vehicles, Uber is renewing its commitment to the technology with the purchase of 24,000 sport utilities from Volvo.

I was on the self-driving bus that crashed in Vegas. Here’s what really happened

The Internet blew up with third-hand reports of the crash involving the Las Vegas self-driving shuttle bus, but only Digital Trends had a reporter on board when it happened. Read on to learn what really went down.