Waymo plans Los Angeles expansion

Google’s driverless vehicle sister company Waymo has asked Californian authorities for permission to expand its driverless service to Los Angeles. US News reports that Waymo, which is operating in San Francisco, would be able to offer driverless rides by invitatation if the permisssion were granted. In a post on X, Waymo stated: We’ve applied to […]

Cruise “offers $75,000” to resolve crash investigation in San Francisco

General Motors’ driverless subsidiary Cruise has offered to pay $75,000 (£59,000) to settle a dispute with the state over whether it misled regulators about the aftermath of crash involving one of its driverless cars. The San Francisco Standard reports that a document filed last Friday (5 January) seeking to defer an order on issues raised […]

Cruise pauses all driverless operations

General Motors’ driverless vehicle division Cruise is stopping all of its driverless services for the moment, after it had its licence to operate suspended in San Francisco. California’s Department of Motor Vehicles suspended the company’s driverless permits following a collision with a pedestrian in San Francisco earlier this month, after the person had been hit […]

Yunex Traffic wins major American contract

ITS technology provider Yunex Traffic has announced a multi-million dollar, multi-year agreement to provide express lane and bridge tolling facility maintenance services for the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) in California. The contract covers toll infrastructure at the San Francisco Bay area’s seven state-owned bridges including the Bay, Antioch, Richmond, Dumbarton, and San Mateo, as well […]

Cruise and Waymo To Charge Fares for Passenger Service in San Francisco

The California Public Utilities Commission is permitting driverless car developers Cruise and Waymo to conduct commercial passenger service using driverless vehicles in San Francisco. The approval includes the ability for both companies to charge fares for rides at any time of day. Prior to the approval, both companies operated in San Francisco and other areas […]

California moves towards driverless lorry ban

A ban on the use of driverless trucks in the state of California has moved closer to becoming law after passing the committee stage in the state legislature. The rule would mean any vehicle weighing more than 10,000 lbs (approx 4.5 tonnes) would require a human safety driver. Industry bodies have criticised the move saying […]

Cruise wants to expand driverless testing in California

General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicle unit has asked for permission to test the cars across the whole of California. The GM subsidiary already is running an autonomous ride-hailing service in its hometown of San Francisco after testing for more than two years. The Associated Press says the company does not have specific plans yet to […]

Waymo and Cruise get permission to charge for driverless rides in California

Google’s sister company Waymo and General Motors subsidiary Cruise have taken the next step on their business journeys to deliver driverless taxi services by getting permission to charge for rides in parts of California. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has issued “Drivered Deployment permits” to allow for passenger service in autonomous vehicles, although it […]

Cruise gets permission to run driverless cars with no safety driver

General Motors’ driverless car company Cruise has received a permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to offer rides to passengers in their “Robotaxis” with no safety drivers. Reuters reports the Company has obtained a permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to offer driverless rides to passengers at night in some parts […]

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