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Waymo Robotaxi Vandalized and Lit on Fire in San Francisco Is Only the Beginning
Waymo Robotaxi Vandalized and Lit on Fire in San Francisco Is Only the Beginning

12 Feb 2024, 10:07 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / The angry mob that vandalized and lit on fire a Waymo robotaxi in San Francisco shows that humans-versus-robot clashes might become more common from now on

 
San Francisco Police Officers Can't Give Traffic Tickets to Autonomous Vehicles
San Francisco Police Officers Can't Give Traffic Tickets to Autonomous Vehicles

31 Dec 2023, 13:10 UTC · By: Florin Amariei / Driverless vehicles are somehow perceived as the future of personal mobility. A few companies try their hardest to push this narrative. Should we listen?

 
Tesla Autopilot and Full Self-Driving: How It All Started and Where It's Heading
Tesla Autopilot and Full Self-Driving: How It All Started and Where It's Heading

12 Nov 2023, 02:28 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / A lot of people don't know the difference between Autopilot, Enhanced Autopilot, and Full Self-Driving/FSD Beta, so here's everything you need to know

 
The Autonomous Vehicle Race Could End Up as One of the Biggest Wastes of Money
The Autonomous Vehicle Race Could End Up as One of the Biggest Wastes of Money

5 Nov 2023, 21:58 UTC · By: Florin Amariei / Why should computers replace drivers? It makes little to no sense. Other burning issues need fixing. All this feels weirdly conspicuous

 
California DMV Might Have Nailed the Coffin for Cruise's Robotaxi Service
California DMV Might Have Nailed the Coffin for Cruise's Robotaxi Service

25 Oct 2023, 09:51 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / California DMV suspended the Cruise robotaxi service in San Francisco, dealing a potentially lethal blow to GM's fledgling autonomous driving startup

 
People's Low Trust and High Confusion Are the Nemesis of Self-Driving Tech, Study Suggests
People's Low Trust and High Confusion Are the Nemesis of Self-Driving Tech, Study Suggests

21 Oct 2023, 19:25 UTC · By: Oraan Marc / Mass media and social media emphasize automated vehicles' failures, but those who have ridden in a robotaxi are already fans

 
Cruise Deploys Safety Drivers After Horrific Accident, Says It's Unrelated to the Event
Cruise Deploys Safety Drivers After Horrific Accident, Says It's Unrelated to the Event

4 Oct 2023, 09:19 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Cruise deployed human safety drivers in its robotaxis following a horrific accident on Monday night that ended with a woman trapped under the car

 
Mercedes-Benz's Pricey SAE Level 3 Self-Driving System Makes Very Little Sense
Mercedes-Benz's Pricey SAE Level 3 Self-Driving System Makes Very Little Sense

27 Sep 2023, 18:29 UTC · By: Florin Amariei / The German automaker announced that it's finally launching its much-touted Drive Pilot in two states. But it might not be worth the hassle

 
Hatred Toward Robotaxis Goes Wild as Masked Man Destroys a Cruise AV With a Hammer
Hatred Toward Robotaxis Goes Wild as Masked Man Destroys a Cruise AV With a Hammer

12 Sep 2023, 09:49 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / A video shared on social media shows a masked man destroying a Cruise robotaxi with a hammer in San Francisco, escalating the fight against autonomous vehicles

 
How Tesla's $25K Global Car Won the Heart and Mind of Elon Musk, Despite All Odds
How Tesla's $25K Global Car Won the Heart and Mind of Elon Musk, Despite All Odds

8 Sep 2023, 21:24 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Elon Musk reluctantly greenlighted the $25K global EV only after Tesla executives persuaded him to hedge his bets on the Tesla robotaxi

 
5 Cool FSD Beta Things We Learned After Elon Musk's Live V12 Demo
5 Cool FSD Beta Things We Learned After Elon Musk's Live V12 Demo

26 Aug 2023, 20:41 UTC · By: Florin Amariei / Elon Musk showed the world how the next generation of Tesla's advanced driver-assistance system works. We scooped up the essentials

 
Cruise To Halve Its Road-Going AV Fleet, California DMV Asked It To Trim SF Operations
Cruise To Halve Its Road-Going AV Fleet, California DMV Asked It To Trim SF Operations

19 Aug 2023, 20:37 UTC · By: Florin Amariei / The GM-owned robotaxi operator has had a couple of hectic days lately. Sadly, they culminated in a reduction of AVs allowed on public roads

 
Cruise Robotaxis Caused Mayhem in San Francisco, the Company Wants Its Own Cell Network
Cruise Robotaxis Caused Mayhem in San Francisco, the Company Wants Its Own Cell Network

14 Aug 2023, 15:56 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / A dozen Cruise autonomous vehicles stopped working on Friday night in San Francisco, with the company blaming "wireless connectivity issues"

 
Robotaxi Watershed Moment Is Here, but San Francisco Is Terrified by the Driverless Cars
Robotaxi Watershed Moment Is Here, but San Francisco Is Terrified by the Driverless Cars

11 Aug 2023, 09:49 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Cruise and Waymo got the green light to operate driverless 24/7 ride-hailing services in San Francisco, despite the city's opposition

 
General Motors Will Teach Americans To Trust Hands-Free Driving and AVs
General Motors Will Teach Americans To Trust Hands-Free Driving and AVs

30 Jul 2023, 18:21 UTC · By: Florin Amariei / The American automaker is ready to accelerate the transition to autonomous driving. But it won't go forward without you – the soon-to-be stultified driver

 
Don't Be Deceived by Autonomous Cars Propaganda – You Drive Better Than Computers
Don't Be Deceived by Autonomous Cars Propaganda – You Drive Better Than Computers

18 Jul 2023, 10:10 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / Cruise made an advertisement based on statistics, but that was a way to torture numbers in its favor. Would a traffic cone prevent you from driving?

 
Activists in San Francisco Start Disabling Waymo and Cruise Robotaxis With Traffic Cones
Activists in San Francisco Start Disabling Waymo and Cruise Robotaxis With Traffic Cones

7 Jul 2023, 14:49 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Activists in San Francisco have declared "the Week of Cone" and are now using traffic cones to disable autonomous vehicles operated by Cruise and Waymo

 
San Francisco Will Soon Be Invaded by Driverless Cars, and Local Authorities Are Horrified
San Francisco Will Soon Be Invaded by Driverless Cars, and Local Authorities Are Horrified

5 Jul 2023, 15:14 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / California regulators might allow Waymo and Cruise to operate 24/7 on the streets of San Francisco, and local officials are horrified at the idea

 
Cruise AVs Get Auto-Close Doors, Don't Worry About Not Slamming Them
Cruise AVs Get Auto-Close Doors, Don't Worry About Not Slamming Them

5 May 2023, 00:27 UTC · By: Florin Amariei / Don't worry about leaving the robotaxi's door ajar if you ride with Cruise. They'll close by themselves! Here's how it's going to work

 
Cruise Robotaxi Appears to "Hunt" Pedestrians in a Weird Video, Cruise Says It's OK
Cruise Robotaxi Appears to "Hunt" Pedestrians in a Weird Video, Cruise Says It's OK

1 May 2023, 08:03 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / A strange TikTok video shows a Cruise robotaxi that appears to hunt pedestrians crossing the street, and Cruise offers a possible explanation