self-driving cars

Waymo, self-driving vehicles, Arizona, California
Jun 30, 2023

Arizona’s agility as self-driving vehicle testbed

Arizona's leaders have enacted rules to authorize and establish guardrails for autonomous vehicles to operate while entrusting experts with the responsibility of ensuring safe testing.   

Uber, Waymo, Kate Gallego, Phoenix, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
May 23, 2023

Waymo, Uber set aside past rift to team up on robotaxis in Phoenix

Self-driving car pioneer Waymo is teaming up with ride-hailing leader Uber in the Phoenix area to transport passengers and deliver food in robotic cars that triggered a bitter technological dispute between the two companies.

Waymo, autonomous vehicles, self-driving cars, robotaxis, Phoenix
May 4, 2023

Waymo robotaxis make more inroads in Phoenix, San Francisco

Self-driving car pioneer Waymo announced that its robotaxis will be able to carry passengers through most of the Phoenix area for the first time.

Waymo, self-driving cars, insurance, Fennemore
Apr 28, 2023

Self-driving cars will make Arizona roads safer 

As a personal injury attorney with more than 30 years of experience fighting for the rights of injured victims, I’m ready for the driverless car to put me – and others like me – out of business. 

Waymo, self-driving cars, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Phoenix, Fennemore, traffic laws
Sep 16, 2022

Self-driving cars put HB2813 to the test

With more self-driving cars on our roads, we are in new territory when it comes to determining fault during accidents and properly protecting ourselves. 

Gov. Doug Ducey (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Apr 6, 2018

Recent series of political plights plague governor

The bad news started when a pedestrian was struck and killed by a self-driving Uber SUV in Tempe. Some blame was directed at Gov. Doug Ducey for welcoming the technology company to test autonomous vehicles in Arizona with little-to-no oversight.

Mar 19, 2018

Self-driving tests halted after pedestrian dies

Uber says it has suspended all of its self-driving testing following what is believed to be the first fatal pedestrian accident involving the vehicles.

Nov 7, 2017

Waymo rolls out vans without human drivers

The move by Waymo, which started Oct. 19 with an automated Chrysler Pacifica minivan in Chandler is a major step toward vehicles driving themselves without human backups on public roads.

Waymo, self-driving cars, insurance, Fennemore
Jul 3, 2017

Self-driving cars pass lights and sirens test in Chandler

Google’s self-driving car project Waymo and Chandler’s police and fire departments held a demonstration at the city’s Municipal Utilities Center on June 28, showcasing how the company’s cars respond to emergency vehicles.

Apr 27, 2017

Why Arizona is driving the future of self-driving cars

When you think of places at the forefront of innovation, of course, California’s Silicon Valley immediately comes to mind. But when it comes to self-driving cars, one of the most transformative technological developments of our time, Arizona’s own Valley of the Sun is a pioneer.

Mar 26, 2017

Self-driving Uber SUV struck during Arizona accident

Officials say a self-driving Uber SUV was operating on its own when it was struck by another vehicle making a left turn at an intersection in Arizona, where the company is testing autonomous vehicles.

Mar 8, 2017

The moral conundrum of self-driving cars

At the core of the discussion is an ethical question: In a life or death situation, should machines be permitted to make choices about who gets injured, or worse, who lives or dies?