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...

Toyota’s Not Alone in the Slow Lane to Self-driving Cars

When Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) launches its all-battery Lexus next year, the luxury model will be able to drive autonomously on highways, a big step for the Japanese automaker, which has so far trailed rivals in bringing self-driving cars to market. Announced at the...