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After Crash, Uber Suspends Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Program

Uber has suspended its pilot program for autonomous vehicles after a crash in Tempe, Arizona. At the time of the crash, the car was in self-driving mode, though there was a human driver behind the wheel. The SUV was hit when another vehicle failed to yield, leaving the SUV on its side. Pending an investigation into the crash, Uber’s self-driving program has been suspended in...

Pittsburgh To Be Testing Ground for Uber’s Driverless Cars

As part of what has been called “green light governing,” a hands-off approach to regulating businesses that gives companies plenty of free rein to experiment, Pittsburgh has become a key testing ground for driverless cars. Uber is a key example: Uber is anticipated to roll out a fleet of driverless cars in Pittsburgh any day now. Any Uber customer in Pittsburgh will be able...

Driverless Taxis Coming to Singapore?

NuTonomy, a company in Singapore, began testing a taxi-hailing service using self-driving vehicles this week.  Certain members of the public can use a smartphone app to hail an autonomous vehicle (with a computer engineer and a backup human driver) within a small business district in Singapore.  These are the first public road tests of autonomous vehicles, although other companies such...

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...