• CEO December 1, 2019 2:15 am

    Self-Driving Cars Were Supposed to Be Here Already — Here's Why They Aren't

    More companies are trying to bring self-driving cars to the masses than ever before. Yet a truly autonomous vehicle still doesn’t exist. And it’s not clear if, or when, our driverless future will arrive. Proponents in the industry, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Waymo CEO John Krafcik and Cruise CEO Dan Ammann, touted an aggressive timeline but missed and reset...

  • CEO January 16, 2019 9:21 pm

    CES Is Now One of the World's Biggest Auto Shows as Ford to Uber Debut New Technology

    With its glossy black finish, five-person cabin and six huge fan pods, the Bell Nexus looks like it belongs on the set of a science fiction film, rather than the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. But it’s just one of the many unusual displays at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show focused on the world of transportation rather...

  • United States December 19, 2018 3:11 pm

    Kroger's Driverless Cars Start Delivering Groceries in Ariz.

    The nation’s largest grocery chain stepped into the driverless delivery market Tuesday, bringing milk, eggs and other items to a customer’s home in a vehicle with nobody at the wheel. Although limited to delivering within about a mile (1.5 kilometers) of one Arizona supermarket owned by Kroger Co., it represents the latest step for industries trying to lower delivery costs...

  • California October 31, 2018 5:10 am

    DMV Grants Google Spinoff Waymo First Permit to Test Driverless Cars in California

    Google’s robotic car spin-off Waymo is poised to become the first to test fully driverless vehicles on California’s public roads.

  • United States August 16, 2018 8:43 pm

    Market Testing: Kroger Trying Driverless Grocery Deliveries

    At a time when big-box retailers are trying to offer the same conveniences as their online competitors, the biggest U.S. grocery chain is testing the use of driverless cars to deliver groceries in a Phoenix suburb. Kroger’s pilot program launched Thursday morning with a robotic vehicle parked outside one of its Fry’s supermarkets in Scottsdale. A store clerk loaded the...

  • CEO February 7, 2018 5:54 pm

    Former Uber CEO Testifies in High-Tech Heist Case

    Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick took the witness stand Tuesday, offering his initial response to allegations that he cooked up a scheme to steal self-driving car technology from Google. Kalanick’s testimony centered on his dealings with Anthony Levandowski, a former star engineer at Google who left its robotic-vehicle project in January 2016. Levandowski subsequently launched a robotic-truck startup called Otto...

  • United States May 15, 2017 11:49 am

    Lyft, Waymo Agree to Work on Self-Driving Car Technology

    In the race to the self-driving future, Lyft has agreed to work with Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google’s parent company, to bring autonomous vehicles to the masses, both companies told NBC News on Sunday night....
    The announcement comes as Waymo has accused Lyft’s biggest competitor, Uber, of stealing trade secrets from the company to advance its own self-driving...

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