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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.

TomTom bets it’s found a way to deal with slow death of sat nav

Self-driving cars may not be on the road anytime soon, but that isn’t stopping Dutch navigation device maker TomTom NV from investing in high-definition maps needed when autonomous driving becomes the norm.

Driverless cars may make traffic worse, not better

One of the more puzzling questions arising from the revolution in autonomous vehicles and on-demand services is what impact it will all have on cities.

Arizona governor suspends Uber’s ability to test self-driving cars

The governor of Arizona on March 26 suspended Uber's ability to test self-driving cars on public roads in the state following a fatal crash last week that killed a 49-year-old pedestrian.

‘Fast and Furious’ driverless cars aren’t as crazy as they sound

Self-driving cars will rarely have to deal with a pack of drivers who think they are in a Fast and Furious movie, but training them to do so might just be what it takes to reach true autonomy.

Self-driving cars with no in-vehicle backup driver get OK for California public roads

Self-driving cars with no human backup behind the wheel will be legal on California roads for testing and transporting the public starting April 2.