Ohio Governor Opens State Public Roads for Smart Vehicle Testing

Ohio's governor has opened all of the state's public roads to autonomous vehicle testing. Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order Wednesday permitting smart vehicle testing on public roads so long as the testing complies with established safety parameters and...

In Self-driving Car Race, Waymo Leads Traditional Automakers

In the race to start the world's first driving business without human drivers, everyone is chasing Alphabet's Waymo. The Google sibling is ahead of traditional automakers such as General Motors, Mercedes-Benz and Audi by at least a year to introduce driverless cars to...

Software Error Led to Fatal Crash With Pedestrian, Report Says

Ride-sharing firm hires former NTSB chair to advise on safety culture Uber Technologies Inc. determined the likely cause of the fatal collision between one of its self-driving vehicles and a pedestrian in Arizona in March was a problem with the software that decides...

For a Much Needed Win, Self-Driving Cars Should Aim Lower

MORE THAN A month after a self-driving Uber struck and killed a pedestrian crossing the street in Arizona, it’s still not clear what sort of failure might explain the crash—or how to prevent it happening again. While the National Transportation Safety Board...