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Agricultural applications fuel Indiana's push for autonomous car technology

Mooresville, Indiana-based manufacturer ET Works offers a $9,000 auto-steering option for its Apache sprayer vehicles. | Photo courtesy of ET Works

January 23, 2017 - 2:43pm

Uber faces bumpy autonomous car ride in California

California is a sweet spot for future autonomous ridesharing businesses, according to Susan Shaheen, co-director of Transportation Sustainability Research Center at University of California Berkeley. | Photo by Jim Watkins. 

January 23, 2017 - 12:36pm

Driving innovation: Connecticut senator pushes for self-driving cars task force

A bill proposed in the Connecticut Legislature would create a task force to examine the ramifications of self-driving cars. Jeff Aiosa, president of Carriage House of New London, a Mercedes-Benz dealership, predicts huge changes in the auto industry stemming from the push to perfect autonomous vehicles. | James Mosher/Crain's Connecticut

January 23, 2017 - 10:03am

Shifting gears: Sacramento drives toward autonomous vehicles

Sacramento hopes to make the city a welcoming place for autonomous car developers like Waymo to test-drive their vehicles.| Photo courtesy of Waymo

January 22, 2017 - 5:34pm

From poms to cars: Titans cheerleader driven to Nissan management

Jennifer Hill is a manager in process engineering at Nissan’s Smyrna plant. | Photo courtesy Jennifer Hill via Nissan North America

January 18, 2017 - 6:10pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

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Rubber meets the RoadBotics in Pittsburgh

The team behind RoadBotics stand left to right: CEO Mark DeSantis; CCO Courtney Ehrlichman; Christoph Mertz, chief scientist; and CTO Benjamin Schmidt. | Photo courtesy of RoadBotics

December 23, 2016 - 2:22pm

End of an era: Johnson Storage to be family-owned no more

William Johnson started Johnson Storage and Moving at 221 N. Broadway in 1900. In 1926, the company decorated its headquarters to commemorate America's 150th anniversary. | Photo courtesy of Johnson Storage and Moving

December 10, 2016 - 5:17pm

Collision course: Competition heats up in Indy-area auto auction market

Cars roll down the lane of Indianapolis-based XLerate’s Charleston Auto Auction, located in South Carolina. XLerate bought three auctions this year and is looking for more. | Photo courtesy of XLerate

December 8, 2016 - 12:08pm

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