How Do Self-Driving Cars See? (And How Do They See Me?)

Q: How Do Self-Driving Cars See? A: It’s a sunny day, and you’re biking along one of Mountain View’s tree-lined esplanades. You head into a left turn, and before you change lanes, you crane your head around for a quick look back. That’s when you see it. The robot....

Safety Groups Hope for More Robot Car Regs if Dems Win

Safety advocates are hoping Democrats will push for a federal mandate to compel automakers to publicly release information about their self-driving car testing if they win one or both houses of Congress in next week’s election. The Trump administration has adopted a...

Self-Driving Car Industry Needs Better Metrics, DOT Official Says

Autonomous vehicle manufacturers need a better yardstick to show that their products are safe, said Derek Kan, under secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation. The metrics that are most widely used by self-driving car developers -- miles driven and...

Why People Keep Rear Ending Self-Driving Cars

The self-driving-car crashes that usually make the news are, unsurprisingly, either big and smashy or new and curious. The Apple that got bumped while merging into traffic. The Waymo van that got T-boned. And of course, the Uber that hit and killed a woman crossing...