Neoliberalism · Self-driving vehicles


Self-driving vehicles

Fig. 1. Photograph by Mark Doliner, August 1, 2012, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.

See also:

Matt McFarland, “Uber self-driving car kills pedestrian in first fatal autonomous crash,” Cable News Network, March 19, 2018,

Christopher Mims, “Self-Driving Cars Have a Problem: Safer Human-Driven Ones,” Wall Street Journal, June 15, 2019,

Matt McFarland, “Uber self-driving car operator charged in pedestrian death,” Cable News Network, September 18, 2020,

Kirsten Korosec, “Uber in talks to sell ATG self-driving unit to Aurora,” TechCrunch, November 13, 2020,

Heather Somerville, “Uber Sells Self-Driving-Car Unit to Autonomous-Driving Startup,” Wall Street Journal, December 7, 2020,

Levi Sumagaysay, “Aurora, Toyota team up to bring self-driving cars to ride-hailing and the masses,” MarketWatch, February 9, 2021,

Igor Bonifacic, “Lyft is selling its self-driving unit to Toyota for $550 million,” Engadget, April 26, 2021,

Christopher Mims, “Self-Driving Cars Could Be Decades Away, No Matter What Elon Musk Said,” Wall Street Journal, June 5, 2021,

Mark Gurman, “Apple’s Car Obsession Is All About Taking Eyes Off the Road,” Bloomberg, June 25, 2021,

Ed Blazina, “CMU safety expert, city of Pittsburgh have concerns about proposed state bill for self-driving vehicles,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 20, 2022,

Owen Bellwood, “Self-Driving Cars Still Have A Lot To Learn,” Jalopnik, February 14, 2022,

Ryan Felton and Rebecca Elliott, “Tesla Tops List of Crashes Thought to Involve Driver-Assistance Technology,” Wall Street Journal, June 15, 2022,

Tim Grant, “Strip District-based driverless car company Argo AI cuts staff,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 8, 2022,

Russ Mitchell, “California DMV accuses Tesla of falsely advertising Autopilot and Full Self-Driving features,” Los Angeles Times, August 5, 2022,

Ryan Deto, “Argo AI, a Pittsburgh driverless car pioneer, goes out of business,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 26, 2022,

Kirsten Korosec, “Ford, VW-backed Argo AI is shutting down,” TechCrunch, October 26, 2022,

Christiaan Hetzner, “Tesla may have hidden a federal criminal investigation into its self-driving tech from shareholders,” Fortune, October 27, 2022,

Stephen Wilmot, “Ford Can’t Afford Other Bets Like Driverless Cars,” Wall Street Journal, October 27, 2022,

Kris B. Mamula, “What does Argo’s closing mean for Pittsburgh’s robotics future?” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 28, 2022,

Tim Higgins, “Slow Self-Driving Car Progress Tests Investors’ Patience,” Wall Street Journal, November 28, 2022,

Kevin Truong, “Cruise’s Robotaxi Revolution Is Hitting the Gas in San Francisco,” San Francisco Standard, December 1, 2022,

David Zipper, “Self-Driving Taxis Are Causing All Kinds of Trouble in San Francisco,” Slate, December 8, 2022,

Stephen Wilmot, “Half-Price Tesla Stock Is Still No Bargain,” Wall Street Journal, December 12, 2022,

Kevin T. Dugan, “Is Elon Musk Setting Himself Up to Lose Tesla?” New York, December 16, 2022,

Karishma Vanjani and Al Root, “Tesla Drops Out of the 10 Biggest U.S. Public Companies,” Barron’s, December 27, 2022,

Meghan Bobrowsky, “Tesla Stock Fell 65% in 2022, Its Biggest-Ever Annual Decline,” Wall Street Journal, December 30, 2022,

Esha Dey, “Tesla Stock Had the Worst Year Ever. That Doesn’t Make It Cheap,” Bloomberg, December 31, 2022,

Ken Klippenstein, “Surveillance Footage of Tesla Crash on Bay Bridge,” Intercept, January 10, 2023,

Aaron Gordon, “San Franciscans Keep Calling 911 About Baffling Self-Driving Car Behavior,” Vice, January 27, 2023,

Kris B. Mamula, “Amazon, Toyota hang onto stakes in Pittsburgh-based driverless vehicle startup Aurora,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 15, 2023,

Russ Mitchell and Daniel Miller, “Tesla recalling 362,758 cars with Full Self-Driving mode due to crash risk,” Los Angeles Times, February 16, 2023,

Kris B. Mamula, “Pittsburgh driverless truck startup Locomation to close,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 23, 2023,

Faiz Siddiqui, “How Elon Musk knocked Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ off course,” Washington Post, March 19, 2023,

Russ Mitchell, “Huge Tesla data leak reportedly reveals thousands of safety complaints. 4 things to know,” Los Angeles Times, May 26, 2023,

Kevin Truong, “San Francisco Officials Make Last-Ditch Effort To Block Robotaxi Deployment,” San Francisco Standard, June 2, 2023,

Kevin Truong, “San Francisco Transit Chief Blasts Cruise, Waymo Robotaxis as Unsafe: ‘Race to the Bottom,’” San Francisco Standard, June 7, 2023,

Faiz Siddiqui and Jeremy B. Merrill, “17 fatalities, 736 crashes: The shocking toll of Tesla’s Autopilot,” Washington Post, June 10, 2023,

Russ Mitchell, “San Francisco’s fire chief is fed up with robotaxis that mess with her firetrucks. And L.A. is next,” Los Angeles Times, June 22, 2023,

Jacob Comer, “State Police: Tesla on autopilot crashes into stopped truck on Pa. Turnpike,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 26, 2023,

Eriq Gardner, “The Elon Hubris Deposition Test,” Puck, June 26, 2023,

Faiz Siddiqui, “Tesla owners are using steering-wheel weights to drive hands-free,” Washington Post, July 7, 2023,

Trisha Thadani and Jeremy B. Merrill, “California just opened the floodgates for self-driving cars,” Washington Post, August 10, 2023,

Russ Mitchell, “San Francisco’s North Beach streets clogged as long line of Cruise robotaxis come to a standstill,” Los Angeles Times, August 12, 2023,

Ricardo Cano, “San Francisco asks California regulators to halt approval of expanded robotaxi service,” San Francisco Chronicle, August 16, 2023,

Jordan Parker, “Here’s how many Waymo and Cruise vehicles have been in crashes in past 2 years,” San Francisco Chronicle, August 20, 2023,

Joe Garofoli, “In win for AI, Newsom vetoes driverless truck ban,” San Francisco Chronicle, September 22, 2023,

Ryan Felton and Meghan Bobrowsky, “Cruise’s Driverless-Car Permits Suspended in California by DMV,” Wall Street Journal, October 24, 2023,

Trisha Thadani, “Cruise recalls all its driverless cars after pedestrian hit and dragged,” Washington Post, November 8, 2023,

Gareth Vipers, “Tesla to Recall More Than Two Million Vehicles Over Autopilot Safety Concerns,” Wall Street Journal, December 13, 2023,

Jeremy White, “Tesla Is Recalling Nearly All Vehicles Sold in US to Fix an Autopilot Fault,” Wired, December 13, 2023,

Faiz Siddiqui and Trisha Thadani, “Recalling almost every Tesla in America won’t fix safety issues, experts say,” Washington Post, December 16, 2023,

Stephen Wilmot, “Tesla’s Self-Driving Tech Has Competition,” Wall Street Journal, December 16, 2023,

Geoffrey A. Fowler, “Testing Tesla’s Autopilot recall, I don’t feel much safer — and neither should you,” Washington Post, December 31, 2023,

Stephen Wilmot, “Tesla Is Running Out of Time to Deliver on Self-Driving Promises,” Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2024,

Ian Duncan and Trisha Thadani, “Regulators launch review of whether Tesla did enough to fix Autopilot,” Washington Post, April 26, 2024,

Trisha Thadani, “Lawsuits test Tesla claim that drivers are solely responsible for crashes,” Washington Post, April 28, 2024,

Andrew J. Hawkins, “Tesla vehicles kept crashing even after the Autopilot software updates, NHTSA says,” Verge, May 7, 2024,

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