Key Words: Self-driving cars are all the rage in Detroit, and they might be all your kids ever know

It’s January in Detroit, and that means the world’s automotive press is braving the winter chill to report on the current and future state of the car industry. A big theme at the North American International Auto Show this year: self-driving cars......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 11th, 2017

GM to buy sensor-tech firm Strobe to boost self-driving car push

DETROIT (Reuters) - No. 1 U.S. automaker General Motors Co said on Monday it would buy Strobe Inc, which uses LIDAR technology to help self-driving cars identify objects at a distance, to boost its push into the market for self-driving vehicles......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 9th, 2017

Google Plots to Conquer Self-Driving Cars---by Making Peace With Detroit

John Krafcik spent decades in the auto industry. As the head of Waymo, Alphabet’s autonomous vehicle unit, he’s charged with schooling Silicon Valley in the ways of Detroit......»»

Category: topSource: wsjSep 11th, 2017

GM"s Self-Driving Unit Launches Ride-Hailing App

GM’s autonomous-vehicle arm has hatched its own ride-hailing app for self-driving cars, a sign the Detroit auto giant could sidestep its partnership with Lyft and develop its own network of robotaxis......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjAug 8th, 2017

Autonomous cars race narrows on doubts about clear path to profit

FRANKFURT/DETROIT (Reuters) - BMW and Daimler, the world's top luxury carmakers, have announced alliances with suppliers, talking up the virtues of having a bigger pool of engineers to develop a self-driving car......»»

Category: topSource: reutersAug 8th, 2017

GM"s Cruise Automation Wades Into HD Mapping to Aid Autonomous-Car Efforts

A small autonomous-cars company owned by General Motors Co. is getting into the high-definition mapping business, a move that could help the Detroit auto giant compete with Google and others in the race to develop self-driving vehicles......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJun 18th, 2017

GM says it has made 130 self-driving Bolts

General Motors says it has built 130 self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric cars at a factory in suburban Detroit......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJun 13th, 2017

An urban designer explains why self-driving cars will only make life worse

Peter Calthorpe isn't interested in the wonder of self-driving cars picking kids up from school or fetching couch potatoes t.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 26th, 2017

Detroit stomping Silicon Valley in race to build self-driving cars

If you’re betting on Silicon Valley stars like Google, Tesla, and Uber to free you from your horrorshow commute w.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 8th, 2017

Exclusive: GM plans to build, test thousands of self-driving Bolts in 2018 - sources

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co plans to deploy thousands of self-driving electric cars in test fleets in partnership with ride-sharing affiliate Lyft Inc, beginning in 2018, two sources familiar with the automaker’s plans said this week......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 17th, 2017

Auto Show Lesson: The Difference Between Driverless And Self-Driving Cars

Major automakers at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit are betting big on self-driving vehicles. They all believe in a driver-less.....»»

Category: topSource: nprJan 11th, 2017

Interesting new cars at the 2017 Detroit auto show

Exciting new cars seen at the Detroit Auto Show this year, a lot of speed, self driving technology, and a visit from Lightning McQueen. Video provided by TheStreet &#.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJan 9th, 2017

General Motors will test self-driving cars on public roads in Michigan (GM)

Bill Pugliano/GettyGeneral Motors' CEO Mary Barra said the company will immediately begin testing self-driving cars on public roads in Michigan. Barra made the announcement at a press conference held at GM's Renaissance Center headquarters in Detroit.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 15th, 2016

GM to build self-driving cars in Detroit

Take that Silicon Valley......»»

Category: topSource: moneyDec 15th, 2016

GM expands testing, production of self-driving cars in Michigan

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra said on Thursday the automaker will expand testing of self-driving vehicles to Michigan, and will build its next generation of self-driving cars in the Michigan plant that builds the Chevro.....»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 15th, 2016

Business Insider presents "Autonomous World" — an extensive look at the future of self-driving cars

BIWithin a few years, autonomous vehicles will be everywhere. You and I won't be driving, unless we want to for sport. Kids won't need to get their driver's licenses. Cities won't have to provide public parking. Street signs and gas station.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 11th, 2016

Ford will begin testing its self-driving cars in Europe in 2017 (F)

Ford Ford’s self-driving cars are coming to Europe. The Detroit automaker plans to begin testing its autonomous cars in European countries next year, the company announced Tuesday.  Because rules of the road, traffic signs, and road layouts di.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 29th, 2016

Key Words: Uber, Zipcar and self-driving cars among factors mapping a path to ‘parking lot blight’

A forecast decline in vehicle ownership may cut parking needs in half in the U.S. within a span of three decades......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 8th, 2016

Tesla, rivals joust over how to put self-driving cars on the road

DETROIT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc's decision to equip all of its vehicles with self-driving hardware has intensified competition among rival camps of technology and auto companies over what equipment will be on board cars of the future......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 20th, 2016

"AutoMobili-D" is Detroit Auto Show"s Answer to Butting In By Technology Exhibitions

Just as Detroit automakers are going toe-to-toe with Silicon Valley titans to wrest the advantage in bringing self-driving cars to market, the Detroit auto show is waging its own battle with denizens of the West: to become known as the premier annual exhi.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: forbesSep 30th, 2016

Exec: Most Lyft rides will be in autonomous cars in 5 years

DETROIT — Within five years, a majority of ride-hailing company Lyft's rides will be in self-driving cars, the company's co-founder and president predicted on Sunday.John Zimmer........»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralSep 18th, 2016