Uber Irks Pittsburgh’s Mayor With Its Autonomous Vehicle Testing Announcement

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The U.S. Might Need Self-Driving Trucks to Avoid a Labor Shortage Crisis

The American Trucking Association says their industry needs to hire 900,000 more drivers in the next 10 years to keep up with demand.

Self-Driving Vehicle Backers Push for ‘Federal Framework’

“If there is no action on this legislation, the result will be delayed testing and deployment in the United States of these life-saving technologies,” said Audi of America’s senior policy strategist.

Houston Region Tests Driverless Shuttles on College Kids

The small shuttles, called “university circulators,” will be limited to a mile-long campus pathway at Texas Southern University and will run at average speeds ranging from 8 to 12 miles per hour.

Rhode Island Seeks Private Partner on Autonomous Transit Project

The state DOT is eyeing a targeted pilot in an underserved part of its capital that’s ripe for AVs.

Coming Soon to Ann Arbor: Driverless Bus Shuttles on Campus

The University of Michigan believes it’s the first to deploy AVs on a college campus.

Uber Thinks This New Tax Could Be Really Great for Business

Congestion pricing is deeply unpopular with voters but could be a big boon for ride-hailing apps in New York City.

The Most Important Self-Driving Car Announcement Yet

Autonomous vehicles will transform urban life by 2020, if Waymo’s timeline is correct.

Who Is Liable for a Death Caused by a Self-Driving Car?

A pedestrian killed by a self-driving Uber in Tempe, Ariz. shows that the legal implications of autonomous cars are as important, if not more so, than the technology.

The President of Everywhere, USA

We asked South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg about a recent Politico headline, automation and much more at SXSW.

Most Americans Uncomfortable With Self-Driving Cars, Survey Finds

Over half the respondents to a Northeastern University/Gallup survey also said they are unlikely to regularly use the technology.

Could Self-Driving Trucks Be Good for Truckers?

That’s what a new study from Uber’s self-driving-truck team says, and a variety of trucking experts think they might be right.

Waymo Maintains Lead in Self-Driving Car Race

The California DMV just released hard numbers that confirm Google’s lead in the race to develop self-driving cars.

Auto Industry Tells Congress to Pump Brakes On Self-Driving Car Regulation

“If we set standards before we know what we’re creating, we could stifle innovation.”

Gov. Sandoval Discusses States as ‘Laboratories’ to Drive the Engines of Innovation

As an early embracer of autonomous vehicle testing, Nevada’s governor shares what his state has learned being “being at the ground floor” to foster new transportation technologies.

Why a City’s or County’s First Autonomous Vehicle Project Should Be ‘Boring’

Localities like Contra Costa County are piloting non-consumer AVs like shuttles, which are great for getting early feedback and benefit all residents.

Why Downtown Parking Garages May Be Headed for Extinction

“The whole view of the function of streets has had a metamorphosis,” according to DePaul University transportation professor Joe Schwieterman. “It’s made us rethink the opportunity cost of plopping a parking garage in prime downtown property.”

How Colorado Is Trying to Stay Ahead of Evolving Transportation Technology

The state understands it can’t hope to outpace Silicon Valley, but it can outpace other states in adopting autonomous vehicles and hyperloop.