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Car Software Hacking Steering Brakes

The most deadly hacking target yet: Your car

July 25th, 2013

Here’s something that should sober enthusiasts of self-driving cars. Forbes reporter Andy Greenberg has been hanging out with hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, who have come up with their most terrifying hacking target yet: a car’s software. Greenberg says that the two hackers have “reverse-engineered enough of the software of the Escape and the Toyota …

Corning Gorilla Glass Cars

Gorilla Glass to help make vehicles lighter, quieter and more fuel efficient

June 11th, 2013

Corning’s Gorilla Glass is used to protect more than 1.5 billion consumer electronics devices worldwide. The company has plans to expand beyond mobile, however, and is looking to bring its ultra-durable glass to cars. Jeffrey Evenson, Corning’s senior vice president, explained at MIT Technology Review’s Mobile Summit in San Francisco on Monday that cars equipped with Gorilla …

Self-Driving Car Regulations

You might need a special license to ‘drive’ a self-driving car

May 30th, 2013

The United States government on Thursday issued a rather odd recommendation for consumers who are interested in sitting behind the wheel of a driverless vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration believes drivers should be required by to receive extra training and get special licenses to operate a self-driving vehicle on public roads, The Wall Street Journal …

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 …