Carmakers Grapple with Robot-car Hacking Fears

Automakers are working to put self-driving cars on U.S. roads as quickly as they can, but developers are still grappling with questions about whether they can be hacked or tricked into making driving errors. Safety advocates have argued that self-driving cars are...

Driverless Car Developers Tackle Rough Weather

Rain, sleet and snow are challenging enough for human drivers. Bad weather conditions present an extra level of difficulty for developers of self-driving cars that depend on cameras and sensors to “see” the road and make the correct decisions at 70 miles per hour....

Howes: Self-driving Car Hype Outruns Market, Rule-maker

Jason Levine, the new head of the Center for Auto Safety, has a thought on the autonomous car exuberance driving the auto industry and would-be investors: slow down. Not because technology doesn’t exist to enable vehicles to steer, turn and stop themselves. It’s...

Transparency Key to Self-driving Regulation, NHTSA Leader Says

Safety remains the top goal, but regulation of autonomous vehicles requires more collaboration, information sharing and flexibility than previous top-down approaches if rapid technological advances and the resulting safety benefits are to be realized, the nation's top...