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Autonomous Car Users Will Not Be Held Responsible for Crashes: UK

Insurance companies will be liable for claims. There currently are no approved self-driving cars in the UK however the first ones should be allowed later this year. If you live in the United Kingdom and are considering the purchase of a self-driving vehicle, you...

Mercedes will be Liable if its Vehicles Crash While Using the Autonomous Drive Pilot

Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC
Mercedes-Benz is the first automaker to accept liability when its autonomous driving systems are active Drive Pilot is the brand’s level 3 autonomous driving system Mercedes intends to introduce this system in the US by the end of the year The move towards autonomous...

GM’s SuperCruise Added to More Models, with Additional Features

Sierra Denali Super Cruise
SuperCruise will be available on 22 vehicles starting for the 2023 model year The system gained the ability to change lanes and to tow a trailer A more advanced system called UltraCruise will be introduced in 2023 General Motors continues to expand its driver...

NHTSA Ends Human Controls Requirement for Autonomous Cars

This applies only to vehicles designed to be solely autonomous. In other words, manual driving controls will not be necessary. Ask almost any automaker and they’ll tell you that autonomous driving technology is where the future is at. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

Tesla Responds to Senators Who Are Worried About Autopilot and FSD Beta

Two US senators have expressed their concerns about the company’s driver assistance systems in a letter They claim Autopilot and FSD Beta are dangerous and not ready for public testing Tesla defends its systems by saying they make drivers safer than the US...

Mobileye is Aiming to Have Autonomous Shuttles on US Streets in Two Years

Mobileye is an autonomous driving company backed by Intel Their model for a robotaxi is a shuttle that can be used by 12 to 14 people at a time The service will be limited to geofenced areas and speeds under 35 mph (56...

Vehicular Manslaughter is Verdict Against Tesla Driver on Autopilot

The 2019 crash killed two occupants in a Honda Civic. These are the first felony charges handed down following a fatal crash involving an automated driving system. For the first time in history, a “driver” of a vehicle equipped with a partially automated driving...

BYD and Nuro will Build Autonomous Electric Delivery Vehicles in the US

BYD is a Chinese automaker which has a bus-making factory in California Nuro has supplied Domino’s, Kroger and 7-eleven with autonomous delivery vehicles The vehicle that will be built by this partnership will be Nuro’s third generation autonomous vehicle. BYD and Nuro will work...

Hyundai is Testing Ioniq 5 Robotaxis in Partnership with Lyft

2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5
The self driving tech is from Motional, a company owned by Hyundai The automaker wants to achieve level 4 autonomous driving Lyft will offer the robotaxis on its platform Most automakers are working on self driving technologies and Hyundai is currently testing these systems...

Canada Could Become a Major Player in the Autonomous Vehicle Sector

Canada has experience with both vehicle and technology development A collaboration is already underway between Maga International and the University of Waterloo Canada will face challenges since no automaker has major development centers in the country Things are moving fast in the current automotive...