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Google Self Driving Cars Prediction

Let’s laugh at this TechCrunch column on why ‘driving your own car will soon be illegal’

By on August 12, 2015 at 12:00 PM.

Let’s laugh at this TechCrunch column on why ‘driving your own car will soon be illegal’

There are times when you take a step back and realize just how clueless Silicon Valley is about the way the real world works. This may sound a little strange since Silicon Valley is deeply involved with making the modern world work in the ways that it does, but it’s nonetheless common to see that some of the tech industry’s brightest people have no understanding of normal people’s behaviors or desires. It’s this kind of oblivious delusion that made Sergey Brin think Google Glass would be a sensation with consumers, for example. More →

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Uber Self-Driving Car Prototype

This is Uber’s self-driving car prototype

By on May 22, 2015 at 7:35 PM.

This is Uber’s self-driving car prototype

It’s no secret that Uber is interested in cutting costs by replacing current cars with smart self-driving cars in the future. And it looks like the first self-driving cars from Google will not be the only ones performing test drives in the U.S., as Uber is also experimenting with this nifty technology. More →

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Google Self-Driving Cars Public Testing

You’ll see Google’s cute self-driving car on public roads this summer

By on May 15, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

You’ll see Google’s cute self-driving car on public roads this summer

Google on Friday surprisingly announced that its own self-driving car will soon be ready for public testing. No, you won’t be able to start using one yourself, as Google will only start small public pilot programs in the following years. But the company will use a few prototype vehicles on public roads in and around Mountain View with safety drivers aboard. More →

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Tesla Model S Self-Driving

You’ll soon be able to put your Tesla Model S on ‘autopilot’

By on March 19, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

You’ll soon be able to put your Tesla Model S on ‘autopilot’

Tesla’s electric cars are a dream come true for some drivers, but that doesn’t mean the amazing vehicles can’t get even better. In addition to its Thursday announcement aimed at ending “range anxiety” in Tesla cars, the company also announced that the Model S will receive a software update that will enable limited automated driving, The Verge reports. More →

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Google vs. Uber

Google might become the next Uber for… Ubers

By on February 3, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Google might become the next Uber for… Ubers

A running joke in the tech community is to poke fun at all of the new startups that claim to be “an Uber for X,” where “X” is anything from pet grooming to prostitution. Well Google, which is already a major investor in Uber, is supposedly developing a ride-sharing program of its own that integrates its self-driving cars venture — that’s what Bloomberg is saying, at least, suggesting there’s plenty of concern at Uber over Google’s future plans.

On the other hand, The Wall Street Journal reports the news is “blown out of proportion.” More →

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Mercedes-Benz F 015 Self-Driving Car

Mercedes unveils future of driving with autonomous self-driving hydrogen car

By on January 6, 2015 at 9:28 AM.

Mercedes unveils future of driving with autonomous self-driving hydrogen car

Google isn’t the only company out there interested in putting self-driving cars on the road, and the search giant may have some serious competition in the future, with companies such as Mercedes-Benz also looking to offer passengers smart cars that drive themselves around. Unlike Google’s cutesy self-driving car concept, the new autonomous car unveiled on Monday by Mercedes-Benz looks more like the luxurious smart car you’d want to own in the future. More →

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The Oatmeal's Google Self-driving Car Review

This is what it’s like driving one of Google’s ‘freaky’ self-driving cars

By on December 23, 2014 at 4:05 PM.

This is what it’s like driving one of Google’s ‘freaky’ self-driving cars

Google is still a ways away from selling its self-driving cars to actual people, but working prototypes of Google’s self-driving cars are already being tested. And famed cartoonist The Oatmeal, whom you might also know for the Tesla Museum campaign he successfully funded not so long ago, managed to review these interesting machines at work while humorously sharing his findings about the experience. More →

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Google Self-Driving Car

This funny-looking car is the future

By on December 22, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

This funny-looking car is the future

The first time I saw a prototype of Google’s self-driving car, I couldn’t help but laugh. I mean, look at it. It’s ridiculous. I joked on Twitter about a special Easter egg that could be uncovered by combining the geekiness of Google’s self-driving car with Google Glass, and people’s responses seemed to indicate that they agreed: It looks silly.

But make no mistake about it: This funny-looking car is the future. More →

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Google Self-Driving Car Issues

Here’s why you’re not behind the wheel of Google’s self-driving car

By on August 25, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Here’s why you’re not behind the wheel of Google’s self-driving car

It was inevitable that Google would have to overcome a few obstacles to make its self-driving car a reality. Despite months of successful tests, government officials and the general public are still concerned about the safety risks posed by a vehicle without any manual override. As The Wall Street Journal reports, if Google wants to continue to test its cars on public roads in California, the company is going to have to abide by a new set of rules starting on September 16th. The new rules will require Google to give drivers the ability to take “immediate physical control” of the vehicle if necessary. More →

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Google Self-Driving Cars Security Risks

FBI: Google’s self-driving cars may become ‘game-changing lethal weapons’

By on July 16, 2014 at 4:45 PM.

FBI: Google’s self-driving cars may become ‘game-changing lethal weapons’

Self-driving cars, such as Google’s experimental vehicles, will be available to buyers in coming years, but the FBI is not particularly thrilled about their arrival, The Guardian has learned from a restricted report obtained under a public records requests. More →

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Google Self-Driving Cars and Tickets

What happens when your self-driving Google car gets a ticket?

By on May 20, 2014 at 11:30 PM.

What happens when your self-driving Google car gets a ticket?

Google’s self-driving car project may still be in its infancy, but one day the system it proposes will be available to consumers at large, who’ll be able to have their cars driven for them instead of having to actually do the deed themselves. While Google is further developing its driverless car, legislation also needs to be adapted to address potential legal problems of the future, such as when police give tickets to self-driving vehicles. More →

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Google self-driving car update

Video: Google’s self-driving car is closer than ever to becoming a reality

By on April 28, 2014 at 1:51 PM.

Video: Google’s self-driving car is closer than ever to becoming a reality

The last time Google’s self-driving car team checked in with us over a year ago, when it announced Google’s cars had driven more 300,000 accident-free miles. Today, the team announced in a blog post that the cars have now driven over 700,000 miles. The team has been focused on improving the self-driving cars in cities rather than on freeways, mostly testing this in Google’s hometown of Mountain View, California, and this focus on city driving has produced some impressive results. More →

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One in five want self-driving cars

By on April 28, 2012 at 12:41 PM.

One in five want self-driving cars

Twenty percent of us want cars that drive themselvesA new study from J.D. Power and Associates has revealed U.S. drivers are interested in adding one of the newest and most expensive technologies to their next vehicle — autonomous driving. The feature allows the vehicle to take control of acceleration, braking, and steering without any human interaction. While the technology is still being developed and tested, 20% of all car owners in the U.S. said they “definitely would” or “probably would” include the technology in their next vehicle, even after learning the estimated market price of $3,000. Prior to learning the price, however, a whopping 37% of people were interested in the feature. More →

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