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Self-Driving Cars

Here’s what it takes to make a self-driving car

September 6th, 2013

The technology behind self-driving cars can be a bit complicated. Sometimes it helps to have an expert explain tech like this is the simplest terms possible, and that’s exactly what Stanford’s Chris Gerdes did for the Wall Street Journal. Gerdes is the director of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford, and he and his team …

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 …

Google issued first license to test driverless cars

May 8th, 2012

Nevada is the first state to grant Google a U.S. license to test driverless cars. The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles confirmed on Monday that it had approved the company’s application to test autonomous vehicles on public streets. Google will be required to have at least two people in the vehicle while testing it, however, …