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Seattle suburb envisions a fleet of driverless vans to help commuters skirt congestion

Just this month, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a driverless van began shuttling students and staff the one-mile round trip between a research complex and a distant parking lot and bus stop.

Japan banks on 3D mapping deemed crucial for driverless cars

Technology companies are racing to develop ultra-precise digital maps that can guide self-driving cars within inches of where they should be – a hurdle the industry needs to clear if it hopes to deliver on its promise of widespread use of driverless vehicles.

Volvo cars sets new goal for robo-taxis in biggest industry bet

Volvo Cars is betting driverless vehicles will make up one-third of its deliveries by the middle of the next decade, setting the auto industry’s most ambitious target yet for the new technology.

Mini driverless city gives Singapore edge in race to robot buses

In the race to deploy driverless public transport, Singapore has built a mini town that could vault it into pole position.

Brexit Britain wants to become a hotbed for driverless vehicles

Britain is stepping up its plans to be a leader in self-driving cars.

Driverless tech’s key moment is in this tiny country: opinion

Pilot plans to test driverless cars on city streets have so far been little more than vanity research projects. But one tiny country has put the whole autonomous vehicle industry on a track to make money in real life.

Cutting-edge companies fighting over students hungry for challenge

College interns used to make coffee and open mail. Those days are gone.

GM sees custom designs, personal ownership for self-driving cars

General Motors Co, which plans a ride-sharing fleet of robotaxis for next year, is looking at further business opportunities for self-driving cars, such as custom designs that could be almost unrecognisable from those of today, a top executive said on May 10.

Driverless cars are growing in number, but makers don’t want to reveal how they sometimes fail

On March 18, a robot-driven Volvo operated by Uber hit and killed a pedestrian in Arizona.

VW tests autonomous parking at Hamburg Airport

The Volkswagen Group is now carrying out advanced testing at Hamburg airport of a self-parking system for its VW, Porsche and Audi vehicle ranges that could be available as soon as 2020.