Autonomous


  • A autonomous Waymo Jaguar I-PACE SUV yields to a pedestrian at a crosswalk.
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    NHTSA probes Waymo, Zoox over ‘unexpected’ self-driving behavior

    The robotaxi companies are facing investigations after their autonomous vehicles behaved erratically, causing collisions.

    By May 20, 2024
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    How 4 technology trends are shaping automotive design

    Some design trends are partly a reaction to design aesthetics that preceded them; others are responses to changes in technology, consumer preferences and government regulation, experts said.

    By May 15, 2024
  • A driver using Ford's BlueCruise automated driving feature on a highway in a 2022 Mustang Mach E.
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    Ford, Tesla face NHTSA investigations over self-driving tech

    For Tesla, the agency will assess whether the automaker's response involving a December recall of 2 million vehicles was sufficient.

    By April 30, 2024
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    GM CEO’s compensation falls 4%

    Mary Barra is no longer the highest-paid executive among the Detroit Three automakers.

    By April 29, 2024
  • A Cruise Chevy Bolt EV on the streret in San Francisco.
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    For Cruise robotaxi business, GM considers ‘outside investments’

    Despite billions in losses attributed to its Cruise subsidiary, General Motors CEO Mary Barra said the company believes in the technology.

    By Dan Zukowski • April 25, 2024
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    Tesla accelerates launch of new models

    The EV maker said production for a new vehicle lineup will start months earlier than originally announced and include a more affordable model.

    By April 23, 2024
  • The 2022 BMW iX electric SUV.
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    BMW, Tata Technologies to collaborate on software-defined vehicles

    The deal adds to a trend of automakers seeking out external tech expertise to help develop next-generation vehicles.

    By April 12, 2024
  • An range and white Chevy Bolt EV robotaxi operated by Cruise crosses an intersection San Francisco.
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    Cruise to resume mapping for robotaxis in Phoenix

    It’s the first deployment of the company’s vehicles on public roads since California regulators suspended its permits last fall.

    By April 11, 2024
  • 2023 Acura MDX Type S infotainment system.
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    Courtesy of American Honda Motor Co.
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    US private equity firm buys majority stake in Panasonic Automotive

    The companies expect the transaction to close by the end of the first quarter of 2025.

    By April 10, 2024
  • A Tesla dealership in Austin, Texas
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    Elon Musk teases Tesla robotaxi

    The CEO’s announcement comes five years after he first told investors Tesla expected to put one million robotaxis on the road in 2020.

    By April 9, 2024
  • A person holds SteerLight's compact lidar-on-a-chip next to their right eye to show its compact size.
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    Stellantis invests in lidar startup SteerLight

    The company’s solid-state lidar sensor uses low-cost silicon photonics technology and has no moving parts.

    By April 2, 2024
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    Auto industry disruptions now ‘controllable’ but still a challenge: AlixPartners

    “Although disruptions like the chip shortage may be behind the auto industry, that certainly doesn’t mean life is getting any easier,” said AlixPartners' Mark Wakefield.

    By Kalena Thomhave • April 1, 2024
  • A red Hyundai Ioniq 6 electric sedan.
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    Hyundai to invest billions in South Korea to boost EV production

    The automaker will also advance the development of software-defined vehicles and other technologies.

    By March 28, 2024
  • The Tesla Model Y traveling on a highway.
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    Tesla to offer US customers a free 1-month trial of Full Self Driving

    Boosting FSD subscriptions could help the automaker generate revenue and overcome dwindling operating margins.

    By March 27, 2024
  • Nissan President and Chief Executive Officer Makoto Uchida.
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    Nissan’s new EV plan aims for significant cost reduction

    ‘The Arc’ plan includes launching new EVs, manufacturing improvements and the adoption of new technologies to boost global sales.

    By , March 26, 2024
  • A black Volkswagen ID Buzz electric van outfitted with autonomous driving technology from Mobileye.
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    Volkswagen, Mobileye expand autonomous driving collaboration

    The companies plan to add more advanced autonomous driving features to the automaker’s production vehicles, including its Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini and Porsche brands.  

    By March 21, 2024
  • The East facade of the United States Capitol in Washington DC.
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    Alliance for Automotive Innovation names new safety, technology lobbyist

    Sarah Puro previously held senior roles at the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board and the House Committee on Appropriations.

    By March 11, 2024
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    GM, Magna and Wipro to create automotive software marketplace

    The platform, dubbed SDVerse, aims to match buyers and sellers of embedded automotive software for software-defined vehicles.

    By March 8, 2024
  • A Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric SUV test vehicle on the road in downtown Pittsburgh with building in the background.
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    AV startup Motional to cut non-technical staff by 5%

    It’s the latest autonomous vehicle company, including Cruise, to face financial challenges as the technology comes under increasing scrutiny.

    By March 1, 2024
  • A woman behind the wheel of a Cadillac Escalade IQ with a pillar-to-pillar dashboard display in view.
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    GM nearly doubles Super Cruise road network miles

    The automaker increased the number of usable miles from 400,000 to 750,000.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
  • A autonomous Waymo Jaguar I-PACE SUV yields to a pedestrian at a crosswalk.
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    Waymo updated its vehicle software after ‘rare scenario’ in Phoenix

    The action comes as federal regulators increase scrutiny of AV ride-hailing companies’ safety measures following a Cruise incident last fall.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
  • The Cruise Origin autonomous ride-hailing vehicle.
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    Courtesy of Cruise LLC
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    GM’s Cruise unit names safety leader amid federal investigations

    Steve Kenner will help the company improve safety and reestablish trust with regulators, government officials and the public.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
  • Waymo's autonomously driven Jaguar I-PACE electric SUV
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    San Francisco crowd attacks Waymo driverless car

    The incident could signal a self-driving vehicle backlash as Super Bowl ads criticized Tesla’s Autopilot software and city leaders call for local oversight of AVs in their cities.

    By Dan Zukowski • Feb. 12, 2024
  • Chevy Bolt EV operated by Cruise on the street in San Francisco.
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    GM CEO: ‘We are committed to Cruise’

    Despite investigations, ongoing safety concerns and a $2.7 billion loss last year for the robotaxi unit, General Motors CEO Mary Barra insists the “technology is sound.”

    By Dan Zukowski • Jan. 31, 2024
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    Automotive industry outlook for 2024

    Executives are adjusting plans as they deal with economic headwinds, a web of federal mandates and the fallout of the United Auto Workers deal.

    By Jan. 30, 2024