Uber is buying ‘tens of thousands’ of Volvos for its self-driving fleet

If you were planning to live our your golden years driving for Uber, we have good news and bad news. The good news is, you won’t be spending your retirement cleaning up bachelorette-party puke from the back seat of your…

Automakers aren’t giving up on gas just yet–just ask their lobbyists

It’s 2017, and every car company on Planet Earth knows that the future of automobiles is electric. (Well, nearly every car company. Looking at you, Mazda.) But here’s the funny thing: while many of us are eager to see a…

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Elon Musk upstages semi reveal with a new Roadster

Yesterday’s big auto news was supposed to center on the unveiling of Tesla’s new, all-electric 18-wheeler. But the company’s charismatic CEO, Elon Musk, borrowed a page from the Steve Jobs Playbook and offered folks in attendance “one more thing”: a…

Tesla, Uber rocked by allegations of racism, sexual assault

Tesla and Uber are under fire–again. The former is accused of being “a hotbed for racist behavior”, while Uber passengers allege that they were sexually assaulted by drivers. Uber The claims against Uber are shocking, but sadly, they may not…

Faraday Future’s prospects are poor

On paper, electric car start-up Faraday Future looks like a big winner. Its funders have deep pockets, it’s attracted some very talented employees, and most importantly, it’s based in China, which is not only the world’s largest auto market, but…

FCA, Ford, GM, Hyundai, Nissan, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, VW earn perfect marks on LGBT rights

Every year around this time, the HRC publishes its Corporate Equality Index. The CEI ranks America’s Fortune 500 companies on ten different criteria related to rights, protections, and benefits offered to LGBT employees. A perfect score of 100 means that…

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Waymo’s fully self-driving cars drive themselves around Phoenix

Last week, we told you that Waymo was ditching semi-autonomous or “assisted self-driving” features in its vehicles. That’s because in tests, it found that drivers weren’t paying attention to the road, meaning that they weren’t prepared to take control of…

How will self-driving vehicles change your hometown?

Autonomous vehicles offer tantalizing possibilities for commuters, tourists, and the environment, but the technology is still so new, it’s hard to separate pipe dreams from hard realities. The only way to determine the real effect that self-driving cars will have…

Keeping cars and pedestrians apart

Every year, we read fatality stats from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and every year, it seems that the number of pedestrians killed by automobiles ticks up a bit further. In 2016, the number of pedestrian deaths hit a…

Waymo pulls semi-self-driving features because people like you can’t be trusted

Many folks–including many of you, probably–are wary of self-driving cars. “Autonomous, schmatonomous!” you say, your fist raised in the air like Grandpa Simpson. “I can drive better than a computer any day of the week!” But here’s the thing: no,…