Self-driving cars likely won’t prevent every car crash, study says

Self-driving cars likely have a long, long way to go.


In a blow to hopes for a future free of car crashes with the coming of self-driving cars, a study released Thursday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows totally driverless cars would have a difficult time achieving such a goal.

The IIHS looked at more than 5,000 police-reported crashes from the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey, which the insurance industry-funded group said represents vehicle crashes that resulted in one car towed and required emergency medical services.

Combing through the files, the IIHS then sorted the

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CVS Pharmacy prescriptions go high-tech with self-driving delivery

Nuro: Now ready to deliver prescriptions.


As we continue to sort out life in the coronavirus era, many households are making use of delivery services for things like groceriesbaby food and pet supplies. Soon, Houston residents will be able to have their CVS Pharmacy prescriptions delivered with a self-driving car performing the service.

Once again, it’s Nuro stepping in to flex its self-driving software. The startup said Thursday its partnership with CVS will allow it to test prescription deliveries in the Houston area across three ZIP codes near one particular pharmacy. Those who place prescription

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Amazon might buy self-driving startup Zoox, report says

Amazon sees value in self-driving cars.


Amazon has made a few notable investments in recent years seemingly outside of its realm as a massive online retailer and technology company. When it comes to the auto industry, investment in the EV startup Rivian is the most notable example, and we learned the two had hatched plans for a purpose-built delivery van.

Now, it looks like Amazon has its eyes on self-driving technology. Bloomberg reported Wednesday that the online retailer is in talks to purchase self-driving technology startup Zoox for somewhere in the ballpark of $3.2 billion. The purchase would

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Go X is unleashing 100 self-driving scooters on a large Georgia business park

Here at Roadshow, we spend a lot of time thinking about the future — in particular, what the future will be like once the promise of autonomous transportation has been made a reality. Lots of companies, big and small, have been pouring vast sums of money into being the first to figure it out, the latest of which is a small firm in Georgia. Called Go X, the company is launching its self-driving scooter test fleet in Peachtree Corners, Georgia on Wednesday, where 100 of these scooters will be offered for public use (and eventual rebellion against their creators, we

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