Google's self-driving car project, now called Waymo, has seen its fair share of departures over the last couple of years. But a latest report in Bloomberg gives a very unconventional reason for the departure of some employees - they were reportedly paid a lot of money. And that is being debated as one of the reasons as to why they left.
The objective for now as specified by Waymo CEO John Krafcik, was to "learn how people of all ages, shapes, and group sizes experience our fully self-driving technology."
Driverless cars can save fuel if they trail each other in large platoons, as they will experience less aerodynamic drag when they drive close together.
The cars will be tested on public roads near the GM's Technical Center, and will expand to tests in the metro area of Detroit in the coming months.
BMW will test autonomous vehicles in Munich next year as it seeks to keep up with ride-hailing firms like Uber.
The open-source project may allow Comma.ai founder and well-known hacker George Hotz to deploy his technology without butting up against regulators.
Intel has created a new organisation dedicated to autonomous driving technologies, called Automated Driving Group (ADG).
The autonomous mobility scooter and related software were designed by researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Those who find driving stressful are more open to autonomous vehicles
Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Wednesday all new Tesla Motors Inc models will come with hardware to enable them to be fully self-driving.
A self-driving car being tested on Singapore public roads collided with a truck on Tuesday, the city-state's transport regulator said, adding that no one was hurt.
ARM has launched an all-new safety processor called the ARM Cortex-R52 that comes with advanced safety features.
Self-driving cars: 40 percent of Indians will not trust a computer when it comes to driving, say study
One of the self-driving car's biggest expected benefits is increased productivity of passengers freed of the burden of driving -- or is it, asks a new study that also included a sample from India.
Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Mark Fields is looking for more deals to advance the automaker's expansion into ride services and autonomous vehicles, but will not rush to match big spending by auto industry rivals, he told Reuters.
Israeli driving assistant software maker Mobileye NV is developing a self-driving system with Delphi that will be ready for production by 2019.
The test fleet will comprise of more than 100 vehicles with the first lot slated to begin testing by the end of 2016
Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover said it will create a fleet of more than 100 research vehicles over the next four years to test autonomous and connected technology, with the first models to hit the streets later this year.
Arizona University researches test an IoT platform to allow cars and street furniture to communicate with each other
Ford tests LiDAR sensor technology to allow its autonomous vehicles to navigate in the dark
Six convoys of driverless trucks just travelled across five countries for the European Truck Platooning Challenge
Six manufacturers drive mostly autonomous convoys of trucks across five European countries as a technical exercise