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NHTSA in talks with GM over fleet of self-driving cars with no steering wheels

'The complexity was far greater than what a lot of very optimistic advocates were thinking'

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is holding talks with General Motors Co on the automaker's petition to deploy a limited number of self-driving vehicles on American roads without steering wheels or other human controls, the head of the agency said on Friday. Acting NHTSA Administrator James Owens said his agency aims to make a decision soon on GM's January 2018 petition as well as a request by Softbank Corp-backed driverless delivery startup Nuro to deploy

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Kroger starts testing driverless grocery delivery in Arizona

Nuro's R1 driverless delivery van will begin testing this autumn

Nuro's R1 driverless delivery van will begin testing this autumn.

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Kroger will road-test Nuro driverless delivery vans this fall

Groceries delivered in a tiny van that looks like a lunch box

Groceries delivered in a tiny van that looks like a lunch box.

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Waymo video shows you what it's like to ride in a truly driverless car

A little spooky — but with a perky musical score

It's easy to ignore the daily onslaught of stories about autonomous cars, which still seem a lot like vaporware to some of us. Plus, those things are for somebody else, right, not a righteous car enthusiast like you or me. But here's a brief video that shows the technology is not in some far-off future, it's rolling around on the streets of Phoenix and a few other cities right now. And this is not just an autonomous car. It's not just a self-driving car. It's a completely driverless car

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New autonomous testing ground in Michigan will help battle bad weather

The American Center for Mobility opens as region gets buried in snow and cold.

The facility is on the site of a former World War II bomber plant opened by Ford and later operated by GM.

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Einride T-Pod is an electric, self-driving truck with no windows

The Swedish company unveiled this driverless prototype.

The future looks weird.

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California approves unmanned self-driving car trials

Another milestone on the autonomous road.

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nuTonomy beats Uber to launch first self-driving taxi

World’s first autonomous taxis debut in Singapore.

This Cambridge, MA, company is offering rides in Renaults and Mitsubishis.

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nuTonomy CEO Dr. Karl Iagnemma to speak at UPSHIFT 2016

Autoblog's UPSHIFT 2016 conference happens on October 6th in Detroit.

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The Army's autonomous golf carts will transport wounded soldiers and improve driverless combat

The carts will be fully autonomous by late 2017 or early 2018.

Combat-wounded soldiers won't miss doctor's appointments and the Army learns more about driverless vehicles.

Bret Greenstein to speak at UPSHIFT on the future of transportation

IBM Vice President of Watson Internet of Things will speak at Autoblog UPSHIFT 2016 on October 6 in Detroit.

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Tesla AutoPilot crash hasn't hurt perception of self-driving cars

Is it still true that there's no such thing as bad publicity?

Joshua Brown's fatality at the wheel of a Tesla Model S didn't have a big impact on the public's perception of autonomous driving technology.

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Volvo aims to sell autonomous vehicle by 2021

But the company still needs to find partners to support its efforts.

Volvo puts the target on its back. Can the Swedish company deliver?

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China bans autonomous vehicle tests, for now

There's no timeline for the government to publish its new rules.

China is working on new autonomous drive regulations, which could be bad news for fast-advancing auto companies.

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Volvo to go autonomous only when 'it's not really fun to drive'

The company reiterated its plans to accept liability for its autonomous products.

Volvo's CEO believes that drivers still want to drive. That's a sentiment we can really get behind.

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Another Tesla driver has crashed while (maybe) using Autopilot

This time, it was a Model X driving along the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Both the vehicle's owner and passenger walked away from the accident, which the Pennsylvania State Police plan to issue a ticket over.

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