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Yellowstone National Park to pilot automated shuttle program

Oct. 23, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Park officials have said a shuttle program using automated electric vehicles is expected to launch at Yellowstone National Park next year. Beep Inc. Shuttles is expected to pilot the program in the Canyon Village area from late May through next August, shuttling visitors in driverless,...

FILE - This Oct. 18, 2019, photo shows a Tesla logo in Salt Lake City.  A small group of Tesla owners is testing the company's “full self driving” system on public roads. But in fine print the company says the $8,000 system doesn't make the vehicles autonomous and they still have to be supervised by humans.   (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Tesla 'full self-driving' vehicles can't drive themselves

Oct. 22, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Earlier this week, Tesla sent out its “full self-driving” software to a small group of owners who will test it on public roads. But buried on its website is a disclaimer that the $8,000 system doesn't make the vehicles autonomous and drivers still have to supervise it. The...

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo, Cruise AV, General Motor's autonomous electric Bolt EV is displayed in Detroit. General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicle unit says it will pull the human backup drivers from its vehicles in San Francisco by the end of the year. CEO Dan Ammann says that the Cruise got a permit from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 to let the cars travel on their own.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

GM to run robot cars in San Francisco without human backups

Oct. 15, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' Cruise autonomous vehicle unit says it will pull the human backup drivers from its vehicles in San Francisco by the end of the year. Cruise CEO Dan Ammann said in a statement that the company got a permit Thursday from California's Department of Motor Vehicles to let the cars...

FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo, a Waymo logo is displayed on the door of a car at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif.  Waymo is allowing the general public to hitch a ride in its driverless autonomous vehicles in Phoenix, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. It's expanding a service it had been quietly offering to a select group of riders for the past year.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Waymo removing backup drivers from its autonomous vehicles

Oct. 8, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Waymo is allowing the general public to hitch a ride in its driverless autonomous vehicles in Phoenix, expanding a service it had been quietly offering to a select group of riders for the past year. The service launches to the general public Thursday. The vehicles, which will have no...

FILE - This March 28, 2018 file photo shows Jim Farley, Jr. during New York International Auto Show.  On his first day in Ford’s top job, new CEO, Farley is replacing the company’s chief financial officer and announcing other structural and management changes. The company says in a statement Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 that Chief Financial Officer Tim Stone is leaving Oct. 15 to be chief operating officer at a small artificial intelligence company.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

New Ford CEO replaces CFO, pledges stronger profit margins

Oct. 1, 2020 10:05 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — On his first day in Ford's top job, CEO Jim Farley is replacing the company's chief financial officer and announcing other structural and management changes. The company says Thursday that Chief Financial Officer Tim Stone is leaving Oct. 15 to be chief operating officer at an artificial...

FILE - In this May 6, 2015 file photo people load in to a Daimler Freightliner Inspiration self-driving truck for a demonstration in Las Vegas. Daimler Trucks and allied vehicle software company Torc Robotics announced Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, the expansion of testing for self-driving trucks to public roads in New Mexico along major long-haul freight routes. (AP Photo/John Locher,File)

Daimler Trucks tests self-driving vehicles in US Southwest

Sep. 4, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Daimler Trucks and allied vehicle software company Torc Robotics announced Thursday the expansion of testing for self-driving trucks to public roads in New Mexico along major long-haul freight routes. The companies have established a new testing center in Albuquerque, as they begin...

FILE -In this Jan. 30, 2020 file photo, a photographer captures images of the General Motors-Honda Next Generation Fuel Cell after a news conference in Detroit. On Thursday, Sept. 3, General Motors and Honda say they have signed a deal to explore sharing vehicle underpinnings and propulsion systems in North America. The companies say planning discussions on jointly designed vehicles will start immediately and include vehicles powered by both electricity and internal combustion engines. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Honda, General Motors sign deal to work on vehicles together

Sep. 3, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors and Honda are moving toward an alliance in North America to share vehicle development and technology costs as the industry moves toward electric and autonomous vehicles. The nonbinding memorandum of understanding was announced Thursday, and the companies say they plan to share...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2018 file photo, one of the test vehicles from Argo AI, Ford's autonomous vehicle unit, navigates through the strip district near the company offices in Pittsburgh.  The U.S. government’s road safety agency has set up an online map that will let people track where autonomous vehicles are being tested. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched the tool Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, showing data about testing on public roads in 17 cities.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

US agency posts online map to track autonomous vehicle tests

Sep. 2, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — If you've ever seen one of those self-driving vehicles with strange equipment on the roof and wondered where it's going, then there's a website for you. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday launched its autonomous vehicle online tracking tool, a map that shows...