Automakers Race to Next Level of Not Quite Self-Driving Cars

[ad_1] Autopilot, ProPilot, CoPilot: Automakers have many names for new systems that allow for hands-free driving, but no safety or performance standards to follow as they roll out the most significant changes to vehicle technology in a generation. Spurred by Tesla’s success and eager to start profiting from billions spent on autonomous driving research, automakers […]

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Amazon Looks to Self-Driving Future by Acquiring Zoox

[ad_1] Amazon said Friday that it is buying self-driving technology company Zoox, which is developing an autonomous vehicle for a ride-hailing service that people would request on their phones. Seattle-based Amazon did not disclose how much it is paying for Zoox, which was founded six years ago in Foster City, California. Analysts pegged the purchase […]

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