self-driving cars

Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot agree to merge

Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot owner PSA Group have signed a binding merger agreement, solidifying a nearly $50 billion deal that will create the world's third largest automaker.

Swiveling seats, sound 'bubbles': Car interiors reimagined

Ever since cars first hit the road, the basic interior layout has remained the same, with everything built around the driver: a driver's seat, driver's steering wheel and driver-controlled power and brake mechanisms. But that's only until autonomous vehicle technology completely eliminates the need for a driver. Cars can now be designed for a new generation of driverless vehicle transportation.

Feds blame distracted test driver in Uber self-driving car death

A federal investigation into a fatal crash involving an Uber self-driving car concluded the probable cause was a safety driver distracted by their phone. The National Transportation Safety Board investigation also determined that an inadequate safety culture at Uber contributed to the March 2018 crash in Tempe, Arizona.

Tesla to teach drivers how to use cars

Tesla executives are looking for ways to improve service and lower costs after the company posted another three months of major losses Wednesday. One proposed strategy: doing a better job of teaching customers how to use their cars.

Elon Musk disagrees that lidar is critical for self-driving cars

For most people building self-driving cars, lidar is viewed as a godsend. In recent years, enthusiasm for the technology has sparked shortages of the depth-measuring sensor, acquisitions of startups developing it and more than a billion dollars of investments.

Ford will cut 7,000 white-collar jobs

Ford is cutting 7,000 white-collar jobs, or about 10% of its salaried staff worldwide, as part of a cost-cutting effort it says will save the company about $600 million a year.