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The Question of Liability in Autonomous Vehicle Crashes

Despite the ongoing development of autonomous vehicles, and the push to get autonomous vehicles on the road, there are still many questions about who can be held liable in the event of an accident. For example, while a consumer safety group believes that automakers should assume responsibility, automakers have argued that the issue is covered by state insurance laws determining...

Test Driving Mobileye’s Autonomous Vehicle

Mobileye, an Israeli tech company, is one of the leading companies in developing autonomous vehicles and was recently purchased by Intel for $15 billion. It provides Advanced Assistance Systems for two dozen international automobile manufacturers, and has its own prototype. This prototype, which is not fully self-driving, has eight cameras and an interior filled with laptop, satellite...

Uber Signs Deal With German Automaker Daimler AG

Uber Technologies Inc. has partnered with Germany’s Daimler AG, the maker of Mercedes-Benz vehicles and the first automaker to sign a deal with Uber, in its attempt to build a fleet of autonomous vehicles. Although Uber has devoted many resources to developing autonomous vehicles, deals with auto makers are “crucial” to the company because it has no experience in manufacturing. This...

California Issues Permits for Driverless Vehicle Testing to Valeo and Wheego

The California Department of Motor Vehicles recently issued driverless vehicle testing permits to Valeo North America and Wheego Electric Cars Inc. Among those in the industry, the issuance of testing permits is a sign as to which companies are making the most progress. The permits for Valeo and Wheego allow programs for one vehicle operated by up to four people. Valeo is an auto parts...

Major Companies Invest In Ride-Hailing Companies

Two major car manufacturers have recently invested in ride-hailing companies, signaling their interest in and commitment to the mobility services market. Volkswagen AG is investing $300 million into Gett Inc., and Toyota Motor Corp. is investing in Uber Technologies Inc. Toyota’s partnership with Uber contemplates a new leasing model (allowing customers to cover lease payments for...

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