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Google Ditched Autopilot Driving Feature After Test User Napped Behind Wheel

ATWATER, Calif. (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s self-driving car unit stopped developing features that required drivers to take control in dangerous situations, its chief executive said Monday, as autopilot reliance left users prone to distractions and ill-prepared to maneuver.

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30 Companies Operating Self-Driving Cars on California Roads

There are now 30 companies testing 202 self-driving cars on California’s public roads, following a decision by the California Department of Motor Vehicles to license Apple Inc. to begin testing 3 self-driving sport utility vehicles (SUVs).

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BlackBerry Partners with Ford to Create #1 Self-Driving Software

After BlackBerry’s stock price fell from $230 in 2007 to $6 in early March, the company’s new strategy — dumping its hardware business and reinventing itself as the leading security software provider for self-driving vehicles — began to pay off handsomely.

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Uber Suspends Self-Driving Car Program After Arizona Crash

Uber Technologies Inc suspended its pilot program for driverless cars on Saturday after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology crashed on an Arizona roadway, the ride-hailing company and local police said.

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Tech Roadmap: From the Age of Obama to the Age of Trump

Tech innovation is set to move from the Age of Obama, which focused on the needs of high-density urban residents, to the Age of Trump, which will focus on the needs of lower-density suburban residents.

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Obama Administration Releases Self-Driving Car Guidelines

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released its Federal Automated Vehicles policy Monday, detailing its 15-point Safety Assessment and guidelines, which were created to help manufacturers meet safety requirements and prepare the public for driverless cars on the roads.

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Feds Preview Rules of the Road for Self-Driving Cars

WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials are previewing long-awaited guidance that attempts to bring self-driving cars to the nation’s roadways safely – without creating so many roadblocks that the technology can’t make it to market quickly.

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Uber Rolls Out Self-Driving Car in Pittsburgh

Bristling with “a variety of sensors including radars, laser scanners, and high resolution cameras,” Uber’s first self-driving car is hitting the streets of Pittsburgh in the coming weeks, according to a blog post from the ride-sharing company.