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Uber Retires Otto Brand Name

Uber has quietly retired the Otto brand name with no word on a future branding for the autonomous truck developer.

Uber Granted Key Win in Self-Driving Lawsuit

A federal judge has ruled that Uber is allowed to continue developing its self-driving technology during a legal battle with Waymo over stolen technology – but Anthony Levandowski, who started up an autonomous truck company later bought by Uber, can't be part of it.

FCA-Google Deal Must Overcome Acceptance, Legal Hurdles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' agreement with Google to test self-driving technology in the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan may pave the way for greater acceptance of autonomous driving if the companies can get past legal barriers, fleet industry sources said.

Google Unit to Challenge Uber

Google is planning to launch a stand-alone, self-driving car business that will compete against ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. Here's a video report from Bloomberg.

Google's Self-Driving Project Takes the Next Step

This summer, a few of Google's prototype vehicles will leave the test track and hit the public roads of Mountain View, Calif. The new prototypes will rely on the same software that Google's self-driving Lexus RX450h SUV fleet has used. The self-driving Lexus RX450h fleet has already logged nearly a million autonomous miles. For the full story, click here.