Apple Car Coming in 2019, Per Report

Apple is turning up the heat on its automotive goals, and you can expect the first electric Apple car to ship in 2019. That’s the word from the Wall Street Journal, which quotes the ubiquitous people familiar with the matter.…

Uber Sets Up Another Hub for Self-Driving Car Research

Uber is setting up another hub for self-driving car research. This one’s at the University of Arizona. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Uber, and the college announced the initiative on Tuesday. “Through the statement of intent that we signed today, Uber…

Google Self-Driving Cars “Being Hit Surprisingly Often”

Google’s self-driving cars are getting into accidents – but it’s not their fault. Instead it’s human drivers, distracted by their iPhones and such, that keep running into Google’s autonomous vehicles. At least that’s what Google’s Chris Urmson has to day.…

Google Is Testing Self-Driving Cars in Austin

Last month, a fleet of Google’s self-driving cars hit public roads in California. Before that, testing on private roads had always happened around Mountain View. Now, for the first time, Google has taken its self-driving cars outside of California. The…

Two Self-Driving Cars Involved in “Complex Driving Scenario”

Did two self-driving cars, one owned by Google and the other owned by Delphi, have a near miss on the streets of Palo Alto the other day? Not really, according to Delphi. But they were involved in a “complex driving…

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Hit the Road

Last month, Google said it was almost ready to start testing its self-driving car prototypes on public roads, and that it would happen sometime this summer. Well, that time is now. A few cars from Google’s fleet are now cruising…

Uber Steals Another Google Exec

Uber has poached another Googler. According to a report from Re/code, former Google engineering VP Brian McClendon is set to join the on-demand car company and will head its new Advanced Technologies Center. McClendon worked for over a decade as…

Google Starts Monthly Accident Reports For Self-Driving Cars

Well, it looks like Consumer Watchdog is getting at least one of its many wishes related to Google’s behavior. Last month, reports came out about four of Google’s self-driving cars being involved in accidents since September. Some of these reports…

Uber’s Self-Driving Research Car Spotted in the Wild

Uber is in the early stages of developing “mapping, safety, and autonomy” systems, and its first vehicles tasked with doing so have just hit the road. Where? In Pittsburgh, where the Pittsburgh Business Times spotted a black Ford with a…

Google Self-Driving Cars Hit Public Roads This Summer

Google is almost ready to put its self-driving cars on public roads. According to the company, the “next step” in the project involves putting its prototypes on the roads of Mountain View this summer. Google’s self-driving cars will be capped…