Self-driving ‘arms race’ complicates supplier alliances

By Edward Taylor and Paul Lienert FRANKFURT/DETROIT, Apr 13 : The race to develop and exploit autonomous vehicle technology is reshaping the hierarchy of the automotive industry, replacing traditional top-down manufacturing relationships with complex webs of alliances and acquisitions. Dealmaking in the automotive and technology industry is driven by the rapid transition of self-driving vehicles […]

Automakers, suppliers team up to share costs of self-driving cars

By Paul Lienert and Alexandria Sage LAS VEGAS, Jan 8 : Automotive suppliers and automakers are expanding alliances to develop self-driving car technology that can serve multiple automakers, as the race to put such vehicles on the road separates companies that can go it alone from those that need help sharing the financial and technical […]

US tech startup Comma.ai giving away self-driving car software

By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 1 : Comma.ai, the tech startup that recently pulled the plug on its device to give cars limited self-driving capabilities after being reprimanded by US regulators, has opened up its software secrets to the masses. Yesterday, Comma.ai announced on its website that it had open sourced the software code […]

Google self-drive CEO: No plans to expand Fiat Chrysler partnership

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, May 20 : Google has no plans to expand its partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV to create a self-driving car, the program chief at the Alphabet Inc unit said on Thursday, affirming that the technology company was still in talks with other potential partners. Earlier this month, Google and Fiat […]

Look Mao, no hands! China’s roadmap to self-driving cars

By Jake Spring BEIJING, Apr 23 : In the race to develop self-driving cars, the United States and Europe lead in technology, but China is coming up fast in the outside lane with a regulatory structure that could put it ahead in the popular adoption of autonomous cars on its highways and city streets. A […]

Google expanding self-driving vehicle testing to Phoenix, Arizona

By David Shepardson Undated, Apr 7 : Alphabet Inc is expanding its testing of self-driving cars to the Phoenix, Arizona metro area, the company said on Thursday, making it the fourth U.S. city to serve as a proving ground for the autonomous vehicles. The company’s Google unit has conducted driverless vehicle testing for six years […]