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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Earns Top Safety Pick+

The midsize luxury SUV moved up a notch from Top Safety Pick status after earning a good rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test and benefiting from improvements to its top-line headlights.

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Autonomous Vehicles Will Test Public Safety

Ensuring driver and pedestrian safety and regulating a still nascent technology are among the top issues of concern covered in a new report about autonomous vehicles from the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices.

Transportation Coalition Launches Partnership to Study Impact of Self-Driving Vehicles

Uber, ATA, Daimler, Toyota, and others have formed a new partnership to study the potential impacts of self-driving vehicles on American workers and the economy.

Uber's Self-Driving Vehicles Rely on Humans to Brake in Emergencies

A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board found that Uber does not enable the automatic braking feature while its self-driving test vehicles are under computer control to “reduce the potential for erratic vehicle behavior.”

Uber to End Self-Driving Vehicle Testing in Arizona

According to the Arizona Republic, about 200 Uber employees in Arizona, most of them vehicle drivers, will lose their jobs.

California Gives Didi Chuxing Self-Driving Test Permit

The state's DMV updated its list of 53 companies that have received permits to test self-driving technology in California on May 10.

Ohio Paves Way for Autonomous Vehicle Testing

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is opening public roads in the state to autonomous vehicle testing in a bid to make Ohio a hub for smart vehicle technology.

Red-Light Runner Collides With Autonomous Waymo Van

A Waymo self-driving car was involved in a three-vehicle crash on May 4 in a busy shopping district of Chandler, Arizona, that was caused by a red-light runner, according to media reports.

Ford Torture-Tests 2019 Ranger

Ford has torture-tested its 2019 Ranger midsize pickup using grueling lab tests, robotic testing too harsh for humans to endure, and jagged trails in the Australian Outback to the Arizona desert. The testing is based on the same standards of the Ford F-150, according to the company.

Waymo Applies to Test Driverless Cars on California Roads

If Waymo receives the new permit, it plans to begin testing near its Mountain View headquarters — the same place it has been testing its fleet of self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans with backup drivers.