Best Self-driving Tech Going Nowhere as Rules Stall Under Trump

The technology that gives cars superpowers to see around corners and through walls won’t be on the first self-driving rides hitting the road in the next few years. Vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems, known as V2V, are regarded as essential for fully automated...

New Autonomous-Vehicle Policy Borders on Neglect

In any family, there is always one parent who is the stickler for safety. The other one lets their toddler juggle knives. Broadly speaking, that tension between the hoverer and the risk-taker can be good for kids, who learn to stay within guardrails but also get to...

U.S. House Unanimously Approves Sweeping Self-driving Car Measure

The U.S. House on Wednesday unanimously approved a sweeping proposal to speed the deployment of self-driving cars without human controls and bar states from blocking autonomous vehicles. The bill now goes to the Senate and would allow automakers to obtain exemptions...

U.S. House to Vote on Self-driving Car Legislation Next Week

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote Wednesday on a sweeping proposal to speed the deployment of self-driving vehicles without human controls and bar states from blocking autonomous vehicles, congressional aides said. The bill, which was passed unanimously by a...

Driverless Cars of the Future Confront Rules Written for Drivers

When the U.S. government finally got around to regulating auto safety in 1967, it insisted that every car have seatbelts and that the steering column be engineered to absorb impact so it wouldn’t spear the driver. The safety rulebook has since swelled to nearly 900...