Volkswagen is testing autonomous parking at Germany's Hamburg Airport. In addition to making life more convenient, the automaker believes self-parking cars could enable a variety of new services for its customers.
Ford has signaled its determination to begin operating an autonomous-car service "at scale" by 2021. Early indications are that it'll launch some a delivery business rather than a ridesharing service using its driverless vehicles.
The American Center for Mobility has opened a new highway testing division at its facility in Michigan, enabling the testing of semiautonomous and autonomous driving technology in high-speed situations.
A self-driving car operated by GM-owned Cruise was ticketed by a traffic cop in San Francisco this week, though the company insists it did nothing wrong. The vehicle had a test driver behind the wheel at the time.
The Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV will be Waymo's latest self-driving car, augmenting an existing fleet of Chrysler Pacifica minivans. Waymo also plans to launch an autonomous ridesharing service this year.
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.