Nissan's robotaxi field-test to be challenge to Waymo
Nissan steps its challenge to Waymo in the race for self-driving cars with plans to field-test robotaxis in downtown Yokohama early next year.
U.S. transportation chief Elaine Chao to keynote AutoMobili-D expo
Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao will give the keynote speech at the Detroit auto show's AutoMobili-D exposition in January.
Anheuser-Busch reserves 40 Tesla electric trucks
Beer giant Anheuser-Busch said it has reserved 40 of Tesla's all-electric semi trucks as it seeks to reduce fuel costs and vehicle emissions. The trucks are scheduled to be in production by 2019.
Carmakers want Silicon Valley's tech without its patent wars
As automakers turn their vehicles into app-laden computers on wheels, there's one habit they don't want to acquire from Silicon Valley: fighting over patents in court.
Lyft boosts round to $1.5 billion, led by Alphabet unit
Lyft said its recent funding round is growing 50 percent, giving the ride-hailing startup more financial firepower to compete with its larger, troubled rival Uber.
Self-driving CEO sees 2018 as dawn of robotaxis, delivery cars
Self-driving vehicles will be ready to roll next year, though the work to make them affordable to individual consumers is still "in the first inning," according to the CEO of a company working on the technology.
Nissan to test robotaxis in Japan, aims to begin service in early 2020s
Nissan said it will test an autonomous ride-hailing service on public roads in Japan in March, aiming to officially start robotaxi rides in the early 2020s.
GM: We'll make money on autonomous — and win
GM said its business operations are slated to fundamentally change within two years with the launch of commercial, all-electric, autonomous vehicles at scale in 2019.
Recall process still waiting for repair
Three years after massive recalls engulfed the auto industry, the process for finding vehicle owners and completing the necessary repairs remains disjointed at best, with few reforms to protect the public when the next major vehicle safety crisis hits.
Proposed recall database would aid notifications
Two lobbying groups representing major automakers are working to develop a unified industry database that would make it easier for states and other entities to collaborate on recalls.
GM sued over groundwater pollution near Michigan proving ground
Six residents near GM's Milford Proving Ground in Michigan filed a lawsuit blaming the automaker for decades of sodium chloride contamination of groundwater.
Senators search for path to bring self-driving legislation to a vote
The Senate sponsors of legislation governing self-driving cars are searching for an expedited way to get a floor vote after momentum on the bill stalled in recent weeks.
GM expects to launch autonomous ride-sharing within 2 years
GM plans to launch commercial autonomous vehicles at scale within two years as it reduces the costs of self-driving technologies and moves into service-based operations such as ride sharing.
Elon Musk wants to build Chicago area express train
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to add a high-speed train between the Loop and O'Hare International Airport has drawn interest from a big name: Elon Musk.
Avis tests fully connected wireless car fleet in Kansas City
Avis launched its first fleet of cars that are fully connected to the internet, other vehicles, and to the car rental company via wireless technology in a bid to enhance fleet management.
Taco truck halts GM autonomous car's cruise through city streets
A self-driving Chevy Bolt drove more than two miles in San Francisco in its media debut, but double-parked cars and traffic cones tripped up the computer driver, and a taco truck stumped the machine.
Zoox gives first look at startup's mysterious robotaxi
Zoox, the startup with the funny name, is ready to show some of what it has been up to on San Francisco's streets.