TAG SEARCH RESULT: Autonomous Vehicles

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April 1, 2017

Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize

Fleet managers should stay current with new developments in the auto industry but stay grounded in reality to keep their fleets efficient and prepared for the future.

March 29, 2017

Tesla on Autopilot Hits Police Motorcycle

A Tesla Model X reportedly driving on autopilot hit a City of Phoenix, Ariz., police motorcycle as the vehicles were exiting the freeway.

March 13, 2017

Intel Acquires Self-Driving Tech Firm Mobileye

Intel will acquire Israeli autonomous driving technology provider Mobileye for $15 billion under an agreement announced March 13 that brings the Silicon Valley chipmaker into the emerging autonomous-driving sector.

February 24, 2017

Waymo Sues Uber, Otto, Alleging Stolen Autonomous Technology

Alphabet’s self-driving car unit Waymo is suing Uber and its Otto autonomous trucking subsidiary for stealing the company’s autonomous vehicle sensor technology. Alphabet is also the parent company of Google.

February 10, 2017

Ford Invests $1B Toward 2021 Autonomous Vehicle

Ford will invest $1 billion in Pittsburgh-based Argo AI, a startup focusing on artificial intelligence, to develop a software platform for a fully autonomous vehicle it plans to make available for ride hailing in 2021.

February 3, 2017

States Urged to Better Prepare for Autonomous Vehicles

A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association offers recommendations to help state agencies get ready for the future impact of self-driving cars.

January 23, 2017

Three States Agree to Collaborate on Autonomous Vehicles

Transportation agencies in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan have formed the Smart Belt Coalition that will focus on automated and connected vehicle initiatives.

January 13, 2017

Five Unpredictions for 2017

We may not be able to predict the future here at Automotive Fleet, but we can confidently predict that 2017 will be very interesting.

January 3, 2017

Ford Looking to Electrify F-150, Transit Custom Van by 2020

Ford announced seven global electrified vehicles that it plans to introduce in the next five years, which includes hybrid versions of the F-150 pickup and a plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van.

December 8, 2016

Fleet Vulnerability to DDoS Is Low, For Now

There was a renaissance in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in 2016. While the threat against fleets is low, for now, fleet managers need to be on guard as technology such as autonomous vehicles, vehicle-to-infrastructure, and IoT technologies mature.

November 8, 2016

NHTSA Slates Public Meeting on Autonomous Vehicle Policy

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will hold a public meeting on Nov. 10 to gain input on the federal policy on automated vehicles.

October 18, 2016

NHTSA Official Talks Autonomous Vehicles, Safety Tech at FTX

In his keynote address at the 2016 Fleet Technology Expo, the director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Vehicle Research and Test Center provided an overview of vehicle safety technologies, covering systems that have recently been introduced to the market as well as technologies currently being developed, such as autonomous vehicles.

October 5, 2016

Calif. Proposes New Autonomous Car Rules

In response to recently released federal guidelines, the state DMV softens its stance on future testing of driverless cars.

September 27, 2016

Don’t Wait: FTX Room Discount Ends Friday

Time is running out to take advantage of the hotel room discount for the Fleet Technology Expo (FTX), which will be held October 17-19 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill.

September 20, 2016

Feds Release Autonomous Vehicle Policy

The new guidelines include a 15-point safety assessment framework that provides vehicle performance standards for manufacturers and developers.

September 17, 2016

Ford, U-M Team on Self-Driving Cars

As part of a new agreement, Ford plans to embed a group of its researchers and engineers into a robotics laboratory on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor.

September 12, 2016

Ford Gives Autonomous Vehicle Update

Ford Motor Co. plans to sell a fully autonomous car to the public by the middle of the 2020 decade, after it plans to supply a fully autonomous vehicle to ride-hailing companies, the company told Automotive Fleet.

August 16, 2016

Video: Ford's Driverless Car to Arrive in 2021

Ford plans to produce a fully autonomous vehicle for commercial operation by 2021, as part of a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service.

May 5, 2016

FCA-Google Deal Must Overcome Acceptance, Legal Hurdles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' agreement with Google to test self-driving technology in the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan may pave the way for greater acceptance of autonomous driving if the companies can get past legal barriers, fleet industry sources said.

May 3, 2016

Google to Test Self-Driving Chrysler Pacifica Minivans

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' engineers will integrate Google's self-driving technology into the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan under a new partnership between the automaker and tech giant.

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