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Autonomous Vehicles

Last month the City Council signed off on a funding agreement with the region’s bus service to launch the driverless pilot. The $500,000 test is planned to start in late August and run through April.
State lawmakers argue that the state Department of Motor Vehicles has so badly mishandled the driverless car industry that it can't be trusted to oversee big rigs barreling down the highways autonomously.
The Dallas metro area has quietly become the new frontier for the development of autonomous trucking, with several companies from around the world setting up operations there.
For now, these delivery trucks making stops at Sam’s Clubs, Krogers and other destinations do have a human behind the wheel — a safety driver in case of emergencies or technology glitches. Soon, that will no longer be the case.
Sun City, Ariz., is the location for the latest autonomous on-demand transit program operated by May Mobility and Via. The project marks May Mobility’s first foray into the western United States.
Transportation technology and smart infrastructure company Seoul Robotics will leverage assets like the Curiosity Lab and other features of Peachtree Corners, an Atlanta suburb known for its smart city leadership.
Driverless commercial trucks will begin traveling between Dallas and Houston by the end of 2024, according to self-driving tech firm Aurora Innovation. Pilot routes for the trucks have already begun with a safety driver.
New surveys from AAA and the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety point to lukewarm consumer confidence in autonomous vehicles, while new research from the Urbanism Next Center suggest AVs could reduce the need for parking.
Waymo's self-driving cars arrived in Los Angeles last fall. They're currently still in test mode, and each one has a safety driver while the company awaits approval to operate commercially.
After federal authorities found that Tesla sedans equipped with the company's Full Self-Driving software could cause vehicles to act unsafely, the company agreed to issue a software update for vehicles with the add-on.