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French car makers achieve autonomous driving first

A Peugeot Citroen prototype has become the first self-driving car to travel on French public roads, navigating from Paris to Bordeaux fully autonomously


More auto tech could curb road accidents: researchers

New automotive safety technologies available today could sharply reduce road accidents in the United States, saving thousands of lives and billions in societal costs, researchers said.


BMW eyes new business opportunities with autonomous cars

German carmarker BMW is preparing to rethink its products, design and business models for the advent of driverless cars, a board member at the Bavarian company said.


Auto industry veteran hired to rev up Google car

Google announced it hired auto industry veteran John Krafcik to head up its self-driving car project, as it eyes expanded road tests for autonomous vehicles.


Mercedes eyes driverless on-demand limousine service as potential market

German carmaker Mercedes-Benz sees business potential in offering on-demand limousine services using driverless cars, Daimler chief executive Dieter Zetsche said, in what amounts to a direct challenge to Uber.


Honda gets California approval for self-driving cars on roads

Honda Motor Co Ltd has received a permit from the state of California to drive its autonomous vehicles on public streets, joining companies ranging from Google Inc to Volkswagen AG in testing the fast-growing technology.


Google’s self-driving cars hit the road in Austin, Texas

Google is taking its self-driving cars outside of Silicon Valley for the first time, reports The Verge. The tiny vehicles are now being tested in Austin, Texas.


Uber hires two security researchers to improve car technology

Uber Technologies Inc has hired two top vehicle security researchers, the company said, high-profile additions that come as the ride-hailing service ramps up its work on technology for self-driving cars.


Apple's electric and autonomous car prepares to hit the road in total secrecy

The rumour mill just keeps on turning: Apple is frantically working on an electric, 100% autonomous car.


NHTSA Chief: Agency reviewing safety rules for automated cars

The head of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the agency is reviewing federal vehicle safety rules to determine if they could conflict with self-driving vehicle systems that Google Inc and others want to put on the road.