• China May 13, 2019

    Uber IPO: Ride-Hailing Company Has Rocky Debut on Wall Street

    Highly anticipated Uber IPO closed at 41.42 after opening at $42 per share Friday, nearly 7% below its initial public offering price on an already volatile day for the markets. Despite his company’s rocky stock market debut, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says he’s thrilled to complete his company’s IPO.

  • China May 11, 2019

    Uber, Lyft Losses Keep Competitors at Bay

    A fare war between Uber and Lyft has led to billions of dollars in losses for both ride-hailing companies as they fight for passengers and drivers. But in one way it has been good for investors who snatched up the newly public companies’ stock: The losses have scared off the competition, giving the leaders a duopoly in almost every American...

  • Phoenix Apr 23, 2019

    5 Reasons Experts Think Autonomous Cars Are Many Years Away

    In the world of autonomous vehicles, Pittsburgh, Phoenix and Silicon Valley are bustling hubs of development and testing. But ask those involved in self-driving vehicles when we might actually see them carrying passengers in every city, and you’ll get an almost universal answer: Not anytime soon. An optimistic assessment is 10 years. Many others say decades as researchers try to...

  • Phoenix Feb 4, 2019

    5 Reasons Why Autonomous Cars Aren't Coming Anytime Soon

    In the world of autonomous vehicles, Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley are bustling hubs of development and testing. But ask those involved in self-driving vehicles when we might actually see them carrying passengers in every city, and you’ll get an almost universal answer: Not anytime soon. An optimistic assessment is 10 years. Many others say decades as researchers try to conquer...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jun 22, 2018

    Driver ‘Distracted' Watching ‘The Voice' During Fatal Autonomous Uber Crash

    According to a new report from the Tempe Police Department, the backup driver involved in March’s fatal self-driving Uber crash was streaming an episode of “The Voice” on Hulu on the time of the accident. The car, being monitored by backup driver Rafaela Vasquez, slammed into Elaine Herzberg and killed her. Herzberg was walking her bike across a roadway outside...

  • driver May 24, 2018

    Feds: Uber Self-Driving SUV Saw Pedestrian; Did Not Brake

    The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had been disabled, according to federal investigators.

  • law enforcement Mar 22, 2018

    Police Release Video of Fatal Crash Involving Self-Driving Car

    Video of a deadly self-driving vehicle crash in suburban Phoenix shows a pedestrian walking from a darkened area onto a street just moments before an Uber SUV strikes her. The lights on the SUV didn’t illuminate 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg on Sunday night until a second or two before impact, raising questions about whether the vehicle could have stopped in...

  • California Dec 17, 2016

    Uber to Keep Self-Driving Cars in San Francisco

    The leader of Uber’s self-driving car program says the ride-hailing service he launched this week in San Francisco will continue despite regulators’ objections.

  • Google Sep 14, 2014

    Google to Test Self-Driving Car Without Backup Driver

    Google is getting set to hit the roads with its first ever self-driving car without a backup driver.

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