US safety agency seeks input on autonomous vehicle rules

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency is asking for public comment on how it should regulate safe deployment of self-driving vehicles. Seeking public comment is an ...

Edmunds: Where are our self-driving cars?

Tesla recently made headlines with the beta launch of its Full Self-Driving system. That system comes with a disclaimer saying, “It may do the wrong thing at the worst time, so you must always keep yo...

Samsung reports record sales amid questions about future

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The flood of obituaries for Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-Hee since his death over the weekend have mostly shared his most defining quote: “Change everything except fo...

Tesla 'full self-driving' vehicles can't drive themselves

DETROIT (AP) — Earlier this week, Tesla sent out its “full self-driving” software to a small group of owners who will test it on public roads. But buried on its website is a disclaimer that the $8,000...

Self-driving shuttle debuts in high-traffic Virginia spot

MERRIFIELD, Va. (AP) — The future of transportation arrived in northern Virginia, looking like a big blue toaster on wheels that seats six and drives itself through the region’s notorious traffic. ...

How Google evolved from 'cuddly' startup to antitrust target

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — In Google's infancy, co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin reviled Microsoft as a technological bully that ruthlessly abused its dominance of the personal computer software m...

GM to run robot cars in San Francisco without human backups

General Motors' Cruise autonomous vehicle unit says it will pull the human backup drivers from its vehicles in San Francisco by the end of the year. Cruise CEO Dan Ammann said in a s...

Taiwan attracts more than NT$1 trillion in investment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The amount of investment arriving in Taiwan from overseas under a government program launched in August 2019 has passed the NT$1 trillion mark (US$39.09 billion), official...

AP Explains: The promise of 5G wireless - speed, hype, risk

A much-hyped network upgrade called “5G” means different things to different people. To industry proponents, it’s the next huge innovation in wireless internet. To the U.S. governmen...

Residents invited to ride autonomous buses in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents in Taiwan are invited to register for a free ride on the country’s first self-driving buses in Taipei starting Wednesday (Sept. 30). The service will be...

Backup driver in fatal Arizona Uber autonomous crash charged

PHOENIX (AP) — The backup Uber driver involved in the first self-driving vehicle fatality has been charged with negligent homicide for being distracted in the moments before fatally striking a woman i...

Samsung wins $6.6 billion contract from Verizon to create 5G

Samsung Electronics Co. will develop 5G network infrastructure for Verizon Communications under a $6.65 billion deal announced Monday. The contract runs through 2025, according to a ...

US agency posts online map to track autonomous vehicle tests

DETROIT (AP) — If you've ever seen one of those self-driving vehicles with strange equipment on the roof and wondered where it's going, then there's a website for you. The U.S. Natio...

Japan's 'flying car' gets off ground, with a person aboard

TOKYO (AP) — The decades-old dream of zipping around in the sky as simply as driving on highways may be becoming less illusory. Japan’s SkyDrive Inc., among the myriads of “flying c...

Zero G: Some German mobile users still waiting for a signal

HARNEKOP, Germany (AP) — From his home on a former East German army base, Jens Raeder can power up a carefully restored Soviet shortwave transmitter and communicate with military radio enthusiasts aro...