US allows autonomous vehicle bypass human-driver safety rules

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For the first time, the U.S. government’s highway safety agency has allowed a company’s request to bring a self-driving vehicle on the road that doesn’t require to meet the same federal safety standards for automobiles controlled by humans. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) granted temporary approval for Silicon Valley robotics company Nuro to […]

Self-driving vehicle in manual mode at time of crash, says Waymo

Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car

A Waymo self-driving minivan operating in manual mode was associated with a rear-end crash in a Phoenix suburb caused by a sedan’s reckless driving, the company stated. The collision took place last Thursday night in Tempe when the sedan “erratically swerved” in front of the Waymo vehicle, “braking aggressively and abruptly slowing down to a […]

Intel: Mobileye’s autonomous driving tech will be used in two million vehicles

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Intel Corp CEO Brian Krzanich stated on Monday 2 million vehicles from BMW, Nissan Motor and Volkswagen AG would use its unit Mobileye’s autonomous vehicle tech to crowdsource information for developing maps that allow autonomous driving. The world’s largest chipmaker purchased Israeli firm Mobileye in 2017 to take on companies such as Qualcomm Inc and […]