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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