Don’t Overestimate the ‘Semi’ in Semiautonomous Cars

Tesla may snatch the headlines around the rise of semiautonomous vehicle features that take some of the work off the driver, but its monopoly is unlikely to last: A new report finds that in the first quarter of this year, approximately 7 percent of new cars sold in...

Radar Finds New Place in Self-driving Technology

On a mid-March afternoon, 3 inches of fresh snow blanketed M-14, a state highway in southeast Michigan. Lane markings were covered in a sheet of white. Ice hung from road signs and cars alike. These are the conditions that are supposed to scare away self-driving...

NHTSA, FMCSA Issue Pre-Rulemaking Proposals For Autonomous Vehicles

Both agencies are seeking comments in advance of more concrete rulemaking measures The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued separate advance notices of proposed rulemaking that seek to...

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...