Uber escapes criminal charges for 2018 self-driving death in Arizona

Enlarge / The Uber vehicle after it struck Elaine Herzberg. (credit: Tempe Police Department) A prosecutor in Arizona has decided not to press charges against Uber in the March 2018 death of Elaine Herzberg. One of Uber’s self-driving cars crashed into Herzberg as she crossed a multi-lane road in Tempe, Arizona. “After a very thorough review […]

These are the top 5 startups across digital freight services, warehouse robotics, AI, last-mile delivery robotics, and self-driving cars

Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and self-driving technology are helping the transportation and logistics industry finally transform by cutting costs, optimizing delivery routes, and automating mundane tasks. Startups will be the lynchpin of this transformation because they specifically target areas of need  with cutting-edge solutions. Business Insider Intelligence examined the top 5 startups within five key […]

Uber employees working on self-driving cars feel their cars are safer but their careers are stuck, according to leaked employee survey

Business Insider/Danielle Muoio Every six months, Uber conducts an employee survey. Business Insider has seen the results of the latest survey for the 1,100-employee self-driving car unit released to employees earlier this week. Most employees praised the unit’s renewed focus on safety as the company puts its cars back on the public road for testing […]

Even self-driving leader Waymo is struggling to reach full autonomy

Enlarge (credit: Waymo) The Wednesday rollout of Waymo One, Waymo’s commercial self-driving taxi service, falls far short of expectations the company itself set earlier in the year. In late September, a Waymo spokeswoman told Ars by email that the Phoenix service would be fully driverless and open to members of the public—claims I reported in […]

Waymo has launched its commercial self-driving service in Phoenix — and it’s called ‘Waymo One’ (GOOGL)

Waymo has officially launched in commercial self-driving service in Phoenix. The service is called “Waymo One.” It will be opening initially just to early riders who have been testing the service. Waymo drivers will continue to supervise the Chrysler Pacifica minivans as Waymo One is rolled out. Waymo is finally hitting the road for real. […]