Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

These Truckers Work Alongside the Coders Trying to Reconfigure Their Jobs

Starsky Robotics Starsky Robotics

Just before Stefan Seltz-Axmacher offers a job to an engineer at Starsky Robotics Inc., a driverless trucking startup in San Francisco, he gives them “the talk.”

Max Chafkin and Josh Eidelson | Bloomberg News
June 26, 2017
Business, Autonomous

Daimler, Uber to Partner on Self-Driving Cars

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Car and truck maker Daimler AG plans to introduce and operate self-driving cars on Uber’s ridesharing network “in the coming years” under a new partnership between the companies.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 31, 2017
Government, Business, Autonomous

Self-Driving Cars Must Meet 15 Benchmarks in US Guidance

Daimler AG

The Obama administration’s proposed guidelines for self-driving cars, to be formally unveiled Sept. 20, include 15 benchmarks automakers will need to meet before their autonomous vehicles can hit the road.

Jeff Plungis | Bloomberg News
September 20, 2016
Business, Autonomous

When Self-Driving Vehicles Take to the Road, Impact on Jobs is Uncertain


Millions of Americans make a living by driving trucks, delivery vans, taxis and ride-hailing cars. When technology takes the wheel, what will happen to their livelihoods?

David R. Baker and Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
September 6, 2016
Business, Autonomous

Uber Acquires Self-Driving Truck Startup Otto

Alexandria Sage/Reuters

Ridesharing company Uber said it has acquired Otto, a startup firm that is developing a self-driving aftermarket kit for heavy-duty trucks.

Transport Topics
August 18, 2016
Business, Autonomous

Automaker Group Warns Timetable for Self-Driving Vehicle Guidance Too Aggressive

Daimler Trucks

An automaker trade association warned April 8 that U.S. auto safety regulators' timetable for unveiling guidance on the deployment of self-driving cars may be too aggressive.

David Shepardson | Reuters
April 12, 2016
Government, Business, Autonomous

Google's Self-Driving Car Software Considered a Driver by NHTSA

Google Inc.

Google Inc.’s artificial-intelligence system will be interpreted as a driver by federal regulators, a step toward compliance that would help the tech giant’s self-driving cars hit U.S. roads.

Craig Trudell and Jack Clark | Bloomberg News
February 10, 2016
Business, Autonomous

Simulated City to Test Self-Driving Cars Opens in Michigan

University of Michigan

A simulated city opens July 20 on the north campus of the University of Michigan to test how self-driving cars will travel in the future without mowing down pedestrians or causing colossal crashes.

From staff and wire reports
July 20, 2015
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Nevada Governor Asks State Officials to Support Self-Driving Vehicles

Sandoval by Brian Calvert/Bloomberg News

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval wants state transportation officials to consider adding support for self-driving vehicles as part of a multimillion-dollar highway widening and expansion project in Las Vegas, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
June 12, 2015