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Self-Driving Cars Availability

Affordable self-driving cars could be available within the next three years

May 29th, 2013

Driverless cars have the potential to drastically reduce accident rates and saves hundreds of thousands of lives worldwide each year. Google has been hard at work making autonomous vehicles a reality but its fleet of vehicles is equipped with a large array of bulky cameras and sensors that cost thousands of dollars, making mass production unlikely. Due …

Tesla Google Driverless Car

Tesla CEO in talks with Google about driverless car software

May 7th, 2013

Although we likely won’t see driverless cars on the roads for at least another decade or two, there’s a chance that the first driverless cars we do see will be electric. Bloomberg reports that Tesla CEO Elon Musk “has talked with Google about the self-driving technology it’s been developing, though he prefers to think of …

Driverless cars expected to go mainstream by 2025

Driverless cars expected to go mainstream by 2025

April 19th, 2013

Google has been testing a fleet of autonomous vehicles on U.S. roadways for quite some time now, and other companies such as Mercedes-Benz are adding more advanced technology to aid drivers. We now have cars that can automatically stop, parallel park themselves and even detect when another car is in a blind spot. Google executives have previously …

Google Driverless Car Hands-on

What it’s like to ride in Google’s driverless car

March 22nd, 2013

“Unnerving” is the word Forbes’ Detroit bureau chief chose to describe her trip in one of Google’s (GOOG) famous driverless cars, and we can’t blame her. In a recent article, Joann Muller detailed her ride-along in a driverless car with Google’s Chris Urmson, head of the team currently tasked with building the systems that may guide automobiles of …

Google Driverless Car

Driverless cars could be the big thing that vaults Google over Apple

January 27th, 2013

Apple (AAPL) may not be the most valuable over company in the world anymore, but it’s still by far the most valuable tech company, as its market cap of around $416 billion easily tops Google’s (GOOG) $248 billion valuation and Microsoft’s (MSFT) $233 billion valuation. Over at Forbes, Chunka Mui makes an interesting case that Google’s …

Hyundai Connectivity Concept

Smartphones will replace keys on upcoming Hyundai cars

December 27th, 2012

NFC is becoming more prevalent in the mobile space. The technology has been featured in a number of smartphones and tablets from manufacturers such as Samsung (005930), Motorola, Nokia (NOK) and Research in Motion (RIMM), among others. The possibilities with NFC appear to be endless, from mobile payments and wireless sharing to one day even controlling our vehicles. …