Uber close to scrapping human backups in self-driving cars

DETROIT (AP) — Uber's autonomous-vehicle chief says the service will carry passengers without human backup drivers in about the same time frame as competitors, which are expecting to be on the road at...

The Latest: Chao says industry must calm autonomous car fear

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the Detroit auto show (all times local): 2:45 p.m. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao says the auto and tech industries need to ...

Chao says companies must allay public's autonomous car fears

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao says the auto and tech industries need to allay public fears of self-driving vehicles. During a speech at the start of the No...

GM says it's mass-producing cars without steering wheels

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it is making the first mass-production autonomous car without a steering wheel or pedals. The company says it has filed a petition with the federal...

Edmunds highlights top car tech trends from CES 2018

Artificial intelligence that controls your infotainment screen. A vehicle that can read your brain. Cars that can see around blind corners. These are some of the automotive tech high...

5 questions for autonomous car pioneer Chris Urmson

DETROIT (AP) — After leaving a leadership post at Google's autonomous car unit, Chris Urmson and two other self-driving vehicle pioneers are back in the race with a new company that will rival their f...

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___ Dow Jones industrials climb above 25,000 for the first time NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average burst through the 25,000-point mark Thursday, just ...

Hyundai, VW, ink deals with all-star autonomous vehicle firm

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai and Volkswagen each say they're partnering with a U.S. autonomous vehicle tech firm led by former executives from Google, Tesla and Uber. The companies on Thur...

Ford-controlled company acquires laser detection firm

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co.'s autonomous car software and robotics subsidiary has purchased a laser detection company. The move by Ford-controlled Argo AI is another example of aut...

GM buys laser firm in bid to speed autonomous car research

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is buying a small company that is developing Laser light sensors for autonomous cars, a move the automaker says will speed deployment of self-driving technology. ...

Ford to integrate autonomous cars with Lyft network

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is working to integrate its autonomous cars with Lyft's ride-hailing software so someday Ford can carry Lyft passengers. The two companies will link their softwar...

Intel, Waymo, expand self-driving car collaboration

NEW YORK (AP) — Intel says it is expanding its relationship with Google spinoff Waymo in the development of self-driving cars. The world's largest computer chipmaker said Monday it w...

Fiat Chrysler joins BMW-Intel autonomous car partnership

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is teaming up with BMW and Intel to develop an autonomous-driving system. The companies say the system will be used by automakers worldwide to run self-d...

First electric self-driving bus appears at NTU for test drives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first electric self-driving bus in Taiwan, EZ10, hit the road at National Taiwan University Shuiyuan Campus (台灣大學水源校區) Saturday and people can register for a test driv...

Uber moves to repair tainted image with 20 firings, 1 hiring

DETROIT (AP) — Uber, the world's leading ride-hailing company, has taken two big steps toward repairing its corporate image: It fired 20 employees for a host of harassment problems and hired an Apple ...