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 overriding philosophy,...