Baidu is on the cusp of making self-driving cars more practical. The Chinese tech giant has revealed that its Apollo Computing Unit, billed as the “world’s first production-ready” autonomous driving computer, is ready for use on the streets. It’s...

Shelter-in-place orders have forced many companies that are developing self-driving cars to stop testing their vehicles. That’s bad news for the nascent industry because the machine learning that the cars rely on learns best from road testing.Consider ride-hailing company Lyft, among the...

Amazon has announced that it will acquire Zoox, a self-driving startup founded in 2014, which has raised nearly $1 billion in funding and which aims to develop autonomous driving technology, including vehicles, for the purposes of providing a full-stack solution for ride-hailing. Zoox will...

Less than two weeks after Uber shared plans to lay off 3,700 employees, the company announced that it will let another 3,000 workers go. In other words, in the course of a month, Uber has made plans to get rid of roughly a quarter of its...

Self-driving vehicles require massive amounts of data, which can be difficult to obtain without vehicles equipped with cameras and LiDAR and miles and miles of testing. To help advance autonomous vehicle research, Ford is releasing a comprehensive...