Radar Finds New Place in Self-driving Technology

On a mid-March afternoon, 3 inches of fresh snow blanketed M-14, a state highway in southeast Michigan. Lane markings were covered in a sheet of white. Ice hung from road signs and cars alike. These are the conditions that are supposed to scare away self-driving...

GM Faces Pushback on U.S. Self-driving Vehicle Plan

General Motors Co faces pushback over its request that U.S. regulators waive some automobile safety standards to make it possible to deploy a ride-sharing fleet of driverless cars without steering wheels or other human controls. GM first made the request for a...

What’s the Acceptable Death Rate for Autonomous Cars?

Before a surgeon cracks open your chest, ask him his acceptable death rate for patients. When you climb aboard an airplane, ask the pilot her acceptable death rate for passengers. You’d think — and hope — their answers are “zero,” reflecting the...