Waymo’s self-driving cars no longer require a safety driver in San Francisco

A Waymo self-driving car successfully completed a trip in San Francisco on Wednesday without a safety driver for the first time. The trip saw a Jaguar I-Pace fitted with Waymo’s self-driving system pick up an employee to get their morning coffee and then take them to work. Waymo’s self-driving cars have been providing lifts to …

2023 BMW 7-Series teased ahead of Auto China 2022 debut

BMW is almost ready to show us its redesigned 7-Series, and to help build the excitement the automaker on Wednesday released a few new details and photos during a shareholder briefing in Munich, Germany. The new flagship sedan will be revealed online in April ahead of a formal debut at Auto China 2022, which runs …

NHTSA no longer requires self-driving cars to have a steering wheel and pedals

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday finalized a rule that will allow cars devoid of a steering wheel and pedals to meet safety standards. The rule updates the occupant protection Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards to account for fully automated vehicles, paving the way for companies to sell or offer as a service …