Apple cuts 600 jobs from self-driving team

Apple has cut more than 600 jobs after apparently dropping its self-driving car plans. The news agency Bloomberg says the majority of the cuts come from the address of the site which was working on the recently abandoned self-driving car project in California. The BBC adds that the state’s employment department was notified on 28 […]

Musk announces Tesla robotaxi unveil on 8 August

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has issued a very short tweet announcing that he will unveil the carmaker’s robotaxi on 8 August. Investopedia reports that shares of Tesla surged nearly 4% to $171.19 (around £136) in extended trading on Friday following the announcement, after sinking 3.6% during the regular session. The announcement came just hours after […]

Behavioural scientist “puts the case for driverless cars”

The behavioural scientist Rory Sutherland has used his latest column in the Spectator Magazine to “put the case for driverless cars”, look at the possible benefits but warn of the downsides. The Vice-Chairman of advertising agency Ogilvy refers to a study by researchers at UC Berkeley and UC Davis who simulated a world of driverless […]

Cruise issues statement after October accident

The leadership team of autonomous robotaxi firm Cruise has posted an update on X, following the involvement of one of their vehicles in a serious accident in October. The GM-funded company had a licence to carry passengers without human drivers throughout the city of San Francisco. Cruise, which has reportedly lost up to $6 billion […]

Waymo offering free driverless rides in Los Angeles

Google’s driverless car sister company, Waymo, has announced it is expanding its driverless operation, with rides starting in an area of Los Angeles. It will begin its expansion by offering rides in a 63 square mile area from Santa Monica to Downtown LA, scaling operations over time. These initial rides will be free, and with […]

Autonomous vehicles will lead to job losses, claim Labour Party

The London Evening Standard is reporting that Shadow transport secretary Louise Haigh has warned that ‘mistakes of deindustrialisation’ cannot be made with the introduction of self-driving cars. Job losses as a result of self-driving cars cannot be allowed to replicate the “ravages of deindustrialisation”, Labour have warned. During the second reading of the Automated Vehicles Bill, Transport […]

Apple cancels EV car project

Technology giant Apple is cancelling a decade-long project aimed at building an electric car. Financial news service Bloomberg is quoting people with knowledge of the matter, saying this is abandoning one of the most ambitious projects in the history of the company. It says Apple made the disclosure internally Tuesday, “surprising the nearly 2,000 employees […]

Oxa Deploys its commercial self-driving software for the first time

Oxford-based self-driving vehicle software company Oxa has launched its first commercial Oxa Driver product in passenger shuttles in Jacksonville, Florida. The services are a major investment in the city’s downtown area and are operated by US shuttle service provider Beep in partnership with the Jacksonville Transport Authority (JTA) and the Florida State College at Jacksonville […]

Waymo’s Los Angeles rollout put on hold

Google’s driverless vehicle sister company Waymo has had plans to expand into Los Angeles paused due to “public safety concerns”. The Daily Mail reports the California Public Utilities Commission’s decision comes a week after Waymo admitted that two of its self-driving taxis crashed into the same lorry in Arizona back in December. “Since Waymo has […]


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