How Robo Cars Handle the Frustratingly Human Act of Merging

No, self-driving cars aren’t here yet. But they are roaming a few select sections of American road. Waymo just launched a limited service in metro Phoenix (albeit with a safety driver behind the wheel); General Motors’ Cruise is testingin San Francisco; Ford is...

The Wired Guide to Self-Driving Cars

N THE PAST five years, autonomous driving has gone from “maybe possible” to “definitely possible” to “inevitable” to “how did anyone ever think this wasn’t inevitable?” to "now commercially available." In December 2018, Waymo, the company that emerged from Google’s...

Locals Attacking Waymo Self-Driving Cars Being Tested in Arizona

Residents of Chandler, Arizona, are lashing out against self-driving cars. Angry locals have slashed tires and even pointed guns at Waymo vehicles being tested in the city. Some 21 incidents have been reported to police in the last two years, but many are thought to...

Key U.S. Senator Calls Self-driving Legislation a ‘long shot’

A landmark U.S. bill that would speed adoption of self-driving cars is now "a long shot" to pass before the current Congress adjourns in the coming weeks, a key Republican senator behind the legislation said. Many automaker lobbyists and congressional aides say the...