Apple Lays Off Over 200 Employees Working on Secretive Self-Driving Car Project

Over 200 employees working on Apple’s self-driving cars project, code-named Project Titan, have been laid off. The move is being positioned internally as an “anticipated restructuring,” according to the earliest reports, though it’s not immediately clear that the job losses were actually expected by the people who were laid off. Read More >>

Former Apple Engineer Reportedly Charged With Stealing Autonomous Car Secrets

Imagine being an engineer at Apple, one of the most coveted positions in tech. On top of it, you work in the ultra-secret autonomous car division. And you blow it all by leaving for a startup in China and stealing Apple’s trade secrets on the way out the door. That’s what authorities believe one man did this past weekend, and now he’s been slapped with court charges. Read More >>

Uber and Lyft Have a Hot New Idea for Screwing Over City-Dwellers

The arrival of autonomous vehicles is an inevitability, so it makes sense that before mass adoption hits, companies like Lyft and Uber would want to band together to determine what our self-driving future will look like. Sounds pretty harmless, right? Read More >>

New Driverless Car Trial Will Involve a 200-Mile Trip Across the UK

The government wants driverless cars on British roads by 2021, which is only three years away (blimey). So everyone needs to get a move on if they want to make that happen, and a new driverless car trial seems to be the next step. It'll involve a 200-mile journey across the UK, with cars self-navigating a range of driving conditions including high-speed roundabouts, motorways, and country roads. Read More >>

Waymo Teams Up With Insurance Startup to Cover Riders in Its Self-Driving Cars

Whether you like it or not, self-driving cars are coming, and depending on where you live, they might already be here. Google’s parent company Alphabet has had fully autonomous cars on the road for over a month, while Uber has its own self-driving fleet cruising the streets of Pittsburgh in the US, with a deal to buy as many as 24,000 SUVs from Volvo that it plans to turn into autonomous vehicles. However, just because the tech is there, that doesn’t mean the infrastructure supporting self-driving cars has all been figured out, which is why Alphabet is partnering with the insurance startup Trov to cover passengers riding in its autonomous Waymo cars. Read More >>

Waymo Wants to Delay Its October 11th Court Date With Uber

Waymo, the self-driving car company spun off of Google’s parent company Alphabet in 2016, scored a major win earlier this month when a federal appeals court ordered Uber to hand over secret documentation related to the two company’s ongoing legal battle. Read More >>

Semi-Autonomous Cars Scare the Shit Out of Me

Last month, I was driving down the interstate, somewhere near the southern corner of Virginia, when a thunderstorm opened up above me. Suddenly, a wall of water appeared a hundred yards ahead. In a split second, I had zero visibility, a slick road, and a shitload of anxiety. So I let go of the wheel and felt the car find the lane. It was Volvo’s semi-autonomous driving technology at work, and it scared me to death. Read More >>

Who Does This Self-Driving Cadillac CT6 Belong To?

An anonymous tipster shared a photo of a Cadillac CT6, outfitted with autonomous driving sensors and scanners, which they spotted parked in Pittsburgh yesterday. Read More >>

Your Car’s Tires Could Soon Know When Roads Are Wet and Slippery Before You Do

Some road hazards are easy for drivers to spot and avoid, like a cavernous pothole, but others aren’t so easy to see. A wet road, or one covered in ice, can often be invisible to drivers, who don’t realise they need to slow down. But it turns out a car’s rubber tires provide all the clues necessary for a vehicle to automatically know when conditions get slippery. Read More >>

How Will Companies Convince Us That Self-Driving Cars Aren’t Death Traps?

Since we’re all friends here on the internet, I’ll let you in on a little secret: I hate driving. I drive too slowly, lurch violently when I change lanes, and the thought of having to merge onto a speeding California highway makes my heart speed up a little even as I write this. I’m no good at driving and never have been. Read More >>

Intel Jumps Up and Down Shouting ‘We’re Here Too’ With $15.3 Billion Mobileye Acquisition

Intel just plunked down $15.3 billion for Mobileye, a leading manufacturer of sensors and cameras for autonomous cars, as it tries to catch up with microchip rivals Nvidia and Qualcomm in the driverless car industry. Read More >>

Nvidia’s Self-Driving Car Learns From Other Drivers

I don’t think anyone would argue that artificial intelligence in any of its current forms is past infancy, meaning that humans are still smarter. For now. But this car, with no driver inside, pays attention to every other meatbag-filled car on the road — and learns from them. Read More >>

We’ll Have to Wait Longer for That Apple Car Than We Thought

Apple never officially confirmed that it’s building a self-driving car, but even so it seems that the launch of this “secret” project has been delayed by two years. Read More >>

Elon Musk Says Autopilot Wasn’t Turned On in the Recent Tesla Crash

Remember that other Tesla crash? The one that happened last week? Autpilot was cited as one of the reasons for the crash, but according to Elon Musk that wasn't the case. According to him Autopilot wasn't even switched on. Read More >>

From A to B: Why It’s Such a Bumpy Road to Driverless Cars

In an ironic sort of way, it sometimes feels like we’re cruising toward driverless cars on auto-pilot. Read More >>