Olympics visitors get rides in self-driving Hyundai fuel-cell SUVs

Hyundai’s futuristic-looking fuel-cell-powered Nexo SUV made its worldwide debut at CES in January, and Roadshow editor Antuan Goodwin even scored the chance to get behind the wheel, driving a prototype from Los Angeles to Las Vegas ahead of the show. Now, visitors to the Winter Olympics in Korea will get the chance to experience the new crossover SUV for themselves with a series of ride-along … Continue reading Olympics visitors get rides in self-driving Hyundai fuel-cell SUVs

Waymo orders way mo‘ self-driving minivans from Chrysler

Enlarge / You’ll know it’s a Waymo Pacifica Hybrid by the roof bar covered in sensors. FCA Waymo, the self-driving Google spin-off, is getting ready to seriously expand its operations. On Tuesday morning, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced it has signed an agreement to supply Waymo with “thousands” of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans. Originally, Waymo was testing in California with bespoke R&D vehicles, but made the … Continue reading Waymo orders way mo‘ self-driving minivans from Chrysler

Idiots Need to Understand That Self-driving Cars Aren’t Here Yet

With automakers, the Department of Transportation, NHTSA, and Congress all attempting to get self-driving vehicles onto the road as quickly as possible, the autonomous revolution finds itself in a sticky situation. Some motorists are confusing their semi-autonomous technology with an impenetrable safety net. This has resulted in avoidable accidents as drivers assume their high-tech cars can cope with whatever’s thrown at them, and it’s probably … Continue reading Idiots Need to Understand That Self-driving Cars Aren’t Here Yet

How Uber May Have Tried to Spy on Its Self-Driving Rivals

Over the past few years, Uber has schemed to boost its self-driving efforts by spying on rivals, poaching staff, and acquiring their software, according to newly released court documents. Though competitor intelligence work is standard among large companies, the details are rarely made public. In the long-running Waymo v. Uber lawsuit, Uber stands accused of stealing and using trade secrets from Alphabet’s self-driving car division … Continue reading How Uber May Have Tried to Spy on Its Self-Driving Rivals

GM Will Launch a Self-Driving Car Without a Steering Wheel in 2019

After more than a century making vehicles for humans to drive, General Motors has ripped the heart out of its latest ride, and is now holding the grisly spectacle up for all the world to see: A car with no steering wheel. And it plans to put a fleet of these newfangled things to work in a taxi-like service, somewhere in the US, next year. … Continue reading GM Will Launch a Self-Driving Car Without a Steering Wheel in 2019