Rather than leaping into the high-level fight for highway autonomous driving technology, Japan's Aisin Seiki Co. is aiming at a low-speed market opportunity — the humble parking lot.
Labor unions are urging a slowdown as lawmakers fast track legislation to allow self-driving vehicles on the road, a potential boon to some union jobs and an existential threat to others.
Federal legislation would allow hundreds of thousands of self-driving cars on public roads while the technologies still in development. Don't freak out.
Ford said that Chariot, the San Francisco-based shuttle service it acquired last year, will soon expand to New York.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously approved bipartisan legislation that would for the first time govern the manufacturing, testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles.