Self-driving Cars: Hype-filled Decade Ends on Sobering Note

The calendar will soon turn to 2020, and you can be forgiven if you're wondering where your self-driving car is. A decade of hype and bold predictions is coming to a quiet end. Automakers and tech companies have promised a transportation utopia, and invested billions...

Disabled Fail-safe at Issue in Uber Crash

Fresh questions have emerged about Uber's self-driving technology and safety practices on the eve of a federal meeting at which the probable cause of a landmark crash likely will be determined. Two people with firsthand knowledge of the company's self-driving system...

Report on Uber Crash Questions Testing of Self-driving Cars

Documents released this week by a federal agency raise questions about whether a self-driving Uber SUV that ran down a pedestrian last year should have been allowed on public roads for test purposes. A National Transportation Safety Board report on the March 18, 2018...

Why Are Parking Lots So Tricky for Self-Driving Cars?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has always argued that data collection is his car company’s secret sauce, and he did it again on Wednesday, on a call with investors. Having a big fleet of Tesla vehicles on the road is nice, he said, “because it allows us to collect these corner...