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Autonomous Impact On Insurers Will Be 'Severe,' KPMG Says

Self-driving cars may help consumers by ushering in an era of faster commutes, safer travel, and greater independence. But the greatest benefit may be for their wallets.

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Humanoid Robots Drive Cars And Use Power Tools As They Vy For Millions In Cash Prizes

In 2013 the DARPA Robotics Challenge was created to inspire universities and corporations to build robots to assist humans in disaster situations. The robots are asked to open doors, climb stairs, turn valves and even drive a cars and use power tools to saw through a wall! We head to Pomona, CA, for the 2015 DRC Finals and track two of the teams vying for millions in prize money.

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Position Marks Change From Previous Policy That Kept Records Secret

Breaking with previous policy, the California Department of Motor Vehicles said Thursday it will now release reports from accidents involving self-driving cars.

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The trolley problem is a thought experiment that puts a person in a lose-lose situation and forces them to react. The same concept is being applied to autonomous vehicles to help determine how they should react in an accident.

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Land Rover demonstrates new technology that allows the driver to operate a Range Rover Sport prototype remotely in order to tackle tricky terrain, exit a tight parking spot, or execute a three-point turn.

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Plus: Notes On The 2016 BMW 7 Series, Google, And 2017 Chevy Bolt

We curate the week's events with a focus on Ford's return to Le Mans in 2016. Plus, other news and notes from around the industry.

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A recent study suggests that autonomous vehicles aren't accepted yet by about half of the public. While women are reticent about driverless due to fears about their safety, men worry more about losing the joy of being behind the wheel.

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Tesla Pays Hackers For Help With Website Security, Volta Announces Free Car Charging Model

Tesla's Gigafactory was filmed by drone again. Tesla is rewarding hackers for finding security bugs. Daimler, Bosch and Car2go are teaming up on autonomous parking. Volta is expanding its free EV charging network.

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Tech Giant Still Won't Release Accident Reports

Google has pledged to release monthly reports on the status of its self-driving car program, and says these updates will include information on any accidents involving the vehicles. But the company won't release the actual accident reports.

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Virginia is opening 70 miles of highways in the northern part of the state for autonomous cars, the first of which are expected to hit the road there in a year.

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Company Says Autonomous Car Was Rear-Ended Last Week

Google acknowledged Wednesday that another one of its self-driving cars was involved in a traffic accident last week.

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If Projections Are Correct, Auto Industry Would Be Gutted

Car-sharing services and self-driving vehicles could combine to decimate the U.S. auto industry over the next quarter-century.

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German State To Test 'Eco Lanes'

EVs will quadruple in number between 2014 and 2020. A German state will test "eco lanes" on its highways. Bosch fits a Tesla Model S with an autonomous driving kit in a new video.

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Google has been given permission to take its self-driving car to the streets of Mountain View, CA, marking a milestone in the company's program.

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Sergio Also Met With Apple's Tim Cook

FCA boss Sergio Marchionne recently took a trip through California where he had separate meetings with Elon Musk and Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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Data From Autonomous Vehicles Could Convey Sensitive Information

Google acknowledged its self-driving cars have been involved in 11 car accidents. But data privacy concerns may be the bigger issue with autonomous vehicles.

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Four of the nearly 50 self-driving cars now rolling around the California have gotten into accidents since September, when the state began issuing permits for companies to test them on public roads.

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Plus: Notes On McLaren F1, The Chevy Volt, And Lamborghini's SUV

We curate the week's events with a focus on Daimler's autonomous big rig, the Freightliner Inspiration. Plus, other news and notes from the industry.

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The Freightliner Inspiration Truck has been unleashed in Nevada, making it the first autonomous commercial vehicle operating on highways in the US.

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The Chevrolet FNR concept imagines the future of motoring with a sleek, autonomous driving capsule at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show. Its neatest trick is the dragonfly-door design that open to add some sharper edges to the look.

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Engineers Collected Three Terabytes Worth Of Data During Adventure

Last week, Delphi's autonomous car became the first to complete a coast-to-coast trip across the United States. Here's what the company learned about its vehicle.

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