Latest Driverless cars News

Traverse City's Hagerty gathering steam for the future

Sep. 23, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Hagerty is evolving to adapt to a changing automotive world. "Our mission as a business is to save driving and car culture for future generations," said McKeel Hagerty, CEO. "We're not just in the insurance business. We certainly started in insurance, and we'll certainly...

Facing US ban, Huawei emerging as stronger tech competitor

Sep. 17, 2019 6:12 AM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Long before President Donald Trump threatened to cut off Huawei's access to U.S. technology, the Chinese telecom equipment maker was pouring money into research that reduces its need for American suppliers. Huawei's founder says instead of crippling the company, the export curbs are...

Ohio receives $17.8 million to study self-driving vehicles

Sep. 15, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has received $17.8 million to generate data on self-driving vehicles, an area of research in which the state is already playing a prominent role, according to the state's U.S. senators. Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican Sen. Rob Portman said the grant, announced this...

NTSB: Autopilot flaw, driver inattention caused Tesla crash

Sep. 4, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A design flaw in Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system and driver inattention combined to cause a Model S electric car to slam into a firetruck parked along a California freeway, a government investigation has found. The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the...

Tesla heads down new road with car insurance in California

Aug. 28, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla owners in California can now buy insurance from the electric car company in what may be the first step toward the unconventional automaker providing coverage for a fleet of driverless taxis. The expansion announced Wednesday comes four months after Tesla CEO Elon Musk told...

Toyota, Suzuki partnering in self-driving car technology

Aug. 28, 2019 5:17 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's top automaker, Toyota, and smaller rival Suzuki are partnering in the development of self-driving car technology, as manufacturers around the world grapple with innovations in the industry. Under the deal, announced Wednesday, Toyota will take a 4.9% stake in Suzuki Motor Corp. valued...

Top Japanese automaker Toyota and smaller rival Suzuki say they are partnering in self-driving car technology

Aug. 28, 2019 4:29 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Top Japanese automaker Toyota and smaller rival Suzuki say they are partnering in self-driving car technology.

Autonomous vehicle company Waymo to test in Florida rain

Aug. 20, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google autonomous vehicle spinoff Waymo says it will start testing on public roads in Florida to better experience heavy rain. The Mountain View, California, company says tests will begin this month in the Miami area and include highway driving to Orlando, Tampa and Fort Myers....

Correction: Minivan-Not Dead Yet story

Aug. 8, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — In a story Aug. 2 about minivan sales slowing down, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of minivan sales last year based on a miscalculation by Minivan sales sank to 482,185, or about one-third of the 1.33 million sold in 2000, not 364,000, or about one-quarter...

NYC industrial park debuts self-driving car shuttle service

Aug. 6, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Self-driving cars are set to start picking up passengers in a New York City industrial park. Starting Wednesday, six autonomous shuttles operated by Boston-based startup Optimus Ride will take riders on a loop to a ferry dock in Brooklyn Navy Yard. The free service is expected to transport...