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August 16, 2016 8:02 PM ​Ford set to launch fully autonomous car by 2021

DETROIT - Ford Motor (F) intends to have a fully driverless vehicle -- no steering wheel, no pedals -- on the road within five years. The car will initially be used for commercial ride-hailing or ride-sharing services; sales to consumers will come later. Ford CEO Mark Fields announced the new goal Tuesday at the company's Silicon Valley campus in Palo Alto, California 38

August 16, 2016 7:43 PM True self-driving cars will arrive in 5 years, says Ford

Self-driving Fords that have no steering wheels, brake or gas pedals will be in mass production within five years, the company said Tuesday. These cars will be very different from the current models of self-driving cars that Ford and other companies are now testing. Those vehicles still have space for drivers, who are expected to take control of the cars in case problems 37

August 16, 2016 6:58 PM Ford Aims to Offer Fully Autonomous Ride-Sharing Car by 2021

Ford Motor Co. aims to have a fully autonomous vehicle available by 2021 for ride-hailing services, skipping the interim steps of driver-assisted technology and matching BMW’s ambitious timeframe. The second-biggest U.S. automaker said earlier Tuesday that it’s doubling the number of people at its Silicon Valley technical center while expanding to two more buildings 36

August 16, 2016 6:50 PM Ford says it will have a fully autonomous car by 2021

Ford Motor Co. says it will have a fully autonomous vehicle ready to provide ride-hailing or ride-sharing services by 2021. Ford CEO Mark Fields announced the new goal Tuesday at the company's Silicon Valley campus in Palo Alto, California. Ford says its new vehicle won't need a steering wheel or gas and brake pedals. That's a break from many other companies 28

August 13, 2016 9:01 PM Kenny Baker on R2-D2 Challenges and Almost Turning Down 'Star Wars': In His Own Words

Kenny Baker, the actor who played beloved droid R2-D2 in the first six Star Wars films, died Saturday at 81. The star, who stood 3 ft, 8 in., wasn't expected to live past adolescence, but defied the odds, going on to be part of a worldwide phenomenon. In 2004, Baker — then 70 and preparing to film his final turn as the droid in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge 51

August 13, 2016 5:40 PM Hit-and-run Brooklyn bus madman plows into married couple, killing husband

Hit-and-run Brooklyn madman hits married couple, killing husband A livery shuttle bus driver slammed into a married couple crossing the street in Brooklyn, separating the pair forever, officials said Saturday. Cops are searching for the motorist, who sped off after hitting the 47-year-old man and his 50-year-old wife on Flatbush Ave. near Ave. U in Marine 21

August 12, 2016 1:42 PM 'Rogue One' trailer brings back Darth Vader

Film takes place prior to the 1977 original NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Darth Vader made his evil, yet very brief, return to the "Star Wars" universe as Disney's new trailer for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" gave us a small glimpse of the classic galactic villain in the upcoming film. The trailer for "Rogue One" debuted during NBC's coverage of the Summer 32

August 12, 2016 12:20 PM Drivers injured in horrific head-on crash in W. Harris County

A screenshot of a Google Maps image of the 3100 block of Fry Road in Katy, Texas. In the early morning hours of Aug. 12, 2016, two vehicles crashed headlong into each other in the area. The drivers of both vehicles were expected to survive. A screenshot of a Google Maps image of the 3100 block of Fry Road in Katy, Texas. In the early morning hours of Aug. 12, 2016, two vehicles 32

August 10, 2016 6:02 PM Watch an arsonist light himself on fire while trying to torch a barber shop

A guy trying to burn down a new barber shop in Madisonville, Kent., on Sunday morning lit himself on fire. First a woman gets out of a white minivan, possibly a Ford Windstar, parked at the back of the shop and breaks a window. Then a guy in a red T-shirt and shorts gets out of the van and tosses a flaming Molotov cocktail through the window. He reaches 23

August 10, 2016 11:07 AM Two die in fiery crash on Gulf Freeway in southeast Houston

Police say truck driver appeared to be intoxicated Two people died in a fiery crash when a pickup truck rammed their car on Interstate 45 in southeast Houston, according to the Houston Police Department. The two-vehicle crash happened about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 14200 block of the northbound Gulf Freeway near Scarsdale, HPD Sgt. James Roque said. A Ford Mustang 32