Best test for self-driving cars?Fri, 29, Apr 2016
Federal safety regulators are asking automakers to help them figure out how to test self-driving cars to determine whether the vehicles are safe enough for consumers.
Driverless cars could save lives, kill businessesFri, 29, Apr 2016
The automotive and tech companies pursuing the driverless car share a utopian belief: Autonomous vehicles will benefit society, eventually saving most of the nearly 33,000 people killed each year in road accidents in America alone.
Inside Google's quest to shape the rules of the driverless roadFri, 29, Apr 2016
Google is mounting a lobbying and public-relations campaign across America to win acceptance for autonomous vehicles and to shape the rules of the driverless road. And the tech giant, one of the first companies to launch a development effort, has emerged as the most visible and assertive lobbyist, with the most ambitious view of how self-driving vehicles should be deployed.
Mich. bills would make hacking electronic vehicle systems a felony, with life in prisonThu, 28, Apr 2016
Hacking into an electronic vehicle system would have serious consequences under bills introduced today in the Michigan Senate: life in prison for the offender.
Gen Y more likely than older drivers to trust self-driving tech, study findsThu, 28, Apr 2016
More than half of those born after 1976 say they trust autonomous tech, compared with 41 percent in Generation X, 23 percent of baby boomers and 18 percent of the pre-boomer generation, J.D. Power's annual U.S. Tech Choice Study found.
Can racing put driverless technology on fast track?Sat, 23, Apr 2016
In Roborace, a racing series envisioned by Russian entrepreneur Denis Sverdlov, driverless cars would battle for pole position at the indecent speed of 180 mph, freed from the constraints of protecting a human behind the wheel.
VW open to new partnerships but not talking to Google, AppleThu, 28, Apr 2016
VW will open itself up to more partnerships and strategic investments to help generate a "substantial proportion" of its revenue from new business models, CEO Matthias Mueller said. Discussions are already at an "advanced stage," but Google and Apple are not among tech companies VW is in discussions with, he said.
Mitsubishi's existence at risk as fraud case widensWed, 27, Apr 2016
For the second time in about a decade, Mitsubishi faces a scandal that could affect the company's very existence after the automaker admitted improperly testing the fuel economy of its cars over the past 25 years.
Honda brings clarity to electrification strategyMon, 25, Apr 2016
When Honda revealed last week that it would a three-model family of green cars under the Clarity nameplate, it also brought a measure of clarity to its electrification strategy, which has moved in fits and starts since the 1999 debut of the oddly shaped Insight.
Japan to probe car-testing methods after Mitsubishi scandalTue, 26, Apr 2016
Japan will set up a task force to look into measures to prevent irregularities in vehicle testing after Mitsubishi admitted it falsified fuel-economy data to get better ratings for some of its models.
Mitsubishi says fuel test misconduct dates back to 1991Tue, 26, Apr 2016
Mitsubishi said it has improperly tested the fuel economy of its cars for 25 years, deepening a crisis that's already wiped out half its market value. The automaker has formed an external panel of three former prosecutors to investigate falsification of fuel efficiency data.
Panasonic to make push into autonomous techMon, 25, Apr 2016
Consumer electronics maker Panasonic grew big in automotive with vehicle displays and batteries for electric vehicles. But now, the supplier is looking for even bigger growth from its emerging technologies for autonomous-drive cars.