Uber’s self-driving cars back on roads less than year after fatal accident
Uber’s self-driving cars are back on the road less than a year after a fatal accident curbed the testing program.
The vehicles are back on the road in Pittsburgh for a pilot program nine months after one of its self-driving cars fatally struck a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz., according to Reuters. Pennsylvania gave Uber permission to resume testing.
GM’s president is leaving Detroit to run its self driving-car biz
General Motors has given itself a deadline of 2019 to roll out a self-driving car service, a feat it would achieve though Cruise, a startup it acquired in 2016. And now Cruise has a new CEO in Dan Ammann, who is leaving his role as president of GM to take the full-time position. Founder Kyle Vogt will become the company’s CTO, effective January 1.
GM settles lawsuit with motorcyclist hit by self-driving car
General Motors agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a motorcyclist involved in a minor crash with one of its self-driving cars in San Francisco late last year, the automaker said on Friday.
Volvo has funds to cover electric, autonomous shift
LONDON — Volvo is working on how to meet the challenges of electrification and self-driving cars and has the funds to do so regardless of whether the company launches a stock market flotation, CEO Hakan Samuelsson said.
VW is in talks to manage Didi fleet, co-develop self-driving cars
Volkswagen Group is in talks to form a joint venture with China’s Didi Chuxing to manage part of the ride-hailing company’s fleet of cars and help develop “purpose-built” vehicles for Didi’s services.
Jaguar to supply 20,000 cars to Waymo
Deal, worth up to £1.3bn, shows Waymo’s ambition in developing driverless ride-hailing service.