Cutting-edge Lidar tech will help Volvo’s autonomous cars see better

Volvo's recently-inaugurated tech fund has made its first investment. It backed an American company named Luminar that specializes in making hardware and software for autonomous cars. Its Lidar helps cars see faster.

Mobileye tries to show off self-driving car, runs a red light instead

Mobileye recently debuted prototype autonomous vehicles that would be able to make their way through cities without using lasers or radar. Unfortunately, at a press event, a test car drove straight through a red light.

Did Uber’s self-driving prototype decide not to avoid the pedestrian it struck?

Uber has been investigating its fatal March self-driving car crash. Now, a new report suggests the self-driving car may in fact have seen the pedestrian crossing the street, but decided against taking evasive action.

Why self-driving trucks will take over before self-driving cars

Instead of worrying about the safety of self-driving passenger cars, take a look at the trucking industry, where autonomous vehicles are now operating under controlled conditions, and which will likely be the first major rollout of level 4…

Self-driving cars hit the Las Vegas Strip thanks to Lyft and Aptiv

As part of its partnership with ridesharing giant Lyft, Aptiv has launched a fleet of 30 autonomous vehicles in Sin City, and they're now available for your commuting convenience.

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.
Emerging Tech

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.