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Who Will Win The Self-Driving Taxi Race?

Authored by Jon Lesage via OilPrice.com, Ride-hailing firms Uber and Lyft have become transportation platforms for automakers and tech giants to someday bring automated, electrified mobility to the mass market. It’s still years in the making, but both companies are gaining significant support during a year when it looked like Uber could be coming to […]


Goldman: Automated Trucks To Cost 300k Jobs Per Year

Authored by Jon LeSage via OilPrice.com, While Google’s Waymo company has taken center stage for bringing self-driving cars to roads, autonomous trucking may make it to the mainstream first.  Silicon Valley startups, technologists, and venture capitalists see great potential in the technology – even more than most traditional trucking companies are supporting. For months, Tesla […]


Las Vegas’ New Self-Driving Shuttle Involved In Accident On Its First Day

That didn’t take long. Two days after Alphabet’s Waymo subsidiary announced that it would begin testing a fully autonomous taxi service on the streets of suburban Phoenix, Ariz. – provoking warnings from safety groups who claim Waymo’s own data show its cars are not yet prepared to safely operate on public roads – another self-driving […]


“Fully Self-Driving Cars Are Here” – Waymo To Begin Testing Driver-Free Autonomous Taxis In Phoenix

From here on out, if you see a car without a driver meandering around suburban Phoenix, don’t be alarmed: It’s just Google's Waymo division testing its new driverless taxis – the first of their kind to be tested on US roads without the supervision of a “safety driver." Wayno has revealed that – effective immediately […]


Look Out, New Yorkers: GM To Begin Testing Driverless Cars In The Big Apple

If you happen to see a driverless car trundling down Fifth Avenue, don’t panic.    Compounding the misery that Elon Musk is likely feeling right now, General Motors has scored yet another victory in its quest to build the first commercially viable self-driving car.  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday granted GM’s Cruise Automation […]


Despite Spike In Accidents, California Allows GM To Expand Self-Driving Car Fleet

California regulators have largely acquiesced to General Motors’ requests to expand its fleet of self-driving robot cars. But that doesn’t mean there haven’t been a few, uh, bumps in the road for GM’s Cruise Automation division. Reuters reported Thursday that the number of accidents involving GM’s self-driving cars has continued to climb, even as California […]


Uber CEO’s Texts With Engineer Revealed: “Let’s Start @faketesla…About Stupid Shit Elon Says”

If nothing else comes of Google suing their former autonomous driving engineer Anthony Levandowski (refresher: he’s the guy that split with 14,000 proprietary Google documents, used them to start a new self-driving tech company called Otto and then promptly sold it to Uber for $700 million), the following text messages exchanged between Levandowski and former […]


Autonomous Cars Could Impact Nearly 16 Million Jobs In U.S., Commerce Department Finds

The technology required to enable fully autonomous cars is not here yet. You’ll get no argument from us on that point.  Despite the loftiest of wishes from companies like Uber and Tesla, for now autonomous cars can’t seem to stop running red lights…which is a slight issue.  And that says nothing about the societal transformation […]