Zoox: NHTSA investigating Amazon self-driving subsidiary after two accidents

Federal regulators want more information from Zoox as part of an ongoing investigation into the Amazon subsidiary’s self-driving vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed in May that it was looking into two accidents involving Zoox AVs, reports IoT World Today. On both occasions, a Toyota Highlander fitted with Zoox’s Automated Driving System braked unexpectedly, causing the […]

Amazon’s driverless vehicle travels on public roads

Amazon’s driverless subsidiary Zoox has begun testing on public roads in California, using a vehicle without a steering wheel. The company has announced it has received its driverless testing permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to operate its robotaxi autonomously on public roads. “Over the weekend, we hit the road!” the company says […]

Video shows self-driving car navigating Las Vegas traffic

A video produced by Zoox, an Amazon-owned self-driving startup, shows how driverless technology has advanced to allow an autonomous vehicle to navigate through Las Vegas traffic. The video shows the drive through the car’s exterior cameras, as well through the software itself that identifies the traffic and plots the best course of action for the […]

Zoox unveils driverless electric vehicle

Amazon’s newly-acquired subsidiary, Zoox, has unveilled an electric driverless pod which can travel at up to 75 miles per hour and go for 16 hours between charges. The company says the vehicle is designed for dense, urban environments. It offers bidirectional driving capabilities and four-wheel steering, which enables manoeuvring through compact spaces and changing directions […]

Amazon moving further into driverless vehicle sector

Amazon’s reported to be in advanced talks to buy the self-driving car start-up Zoox, the company which describes itself as producing “more than just a car with a computer.” The Wall Street Journal says that Amazon’s set to pay US$3.2 billion (£2.6 billion) for the company, which is apparently lower than recent market valuations. But […]


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