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BMW & Baidu Could Release An Autonomous Car Before Google, But Does It Matter?

BMW & Baidu Could Release An Autonomous Car Before Google, But Does It Matter?

When we think of autonomous cars, we tend to think of Google. Though other companies have developed self-driving technologies -- Audi and Tesla among them -- Google has turned heads because (a) it's a newbie in the auto market, (b) it has a wealth of tech resources at its fingertips, including... read more

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Apple CarPlay.

Pundits Predict A Silicon Valley Takeover Of The Auto Industry: Are They On To Something?

If you've been living under a rock the past couple of weeks, here are a couple of things you should know: Llamas went on the lam in Arizona and have since been apprehended... read more March 2, 2015 by 


 
Liviu Tudoran's "Apple iMove" design study

Of Course Apple Is Building An Autonomous Electric Car. The Question Is: Should It?

Over the weekend, news broke that Apple is seriously investigating the possibility of creating an all-electric, autonomous car. People the world over seemed shocked and awed... read more February 16, 2015 by 


 
Volvo ‘Drive Me’ autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden

40+ Ways That Autonomous Cars Will Improve (Or Ruin) The World

We've all heard the theories: Autonomous cars will prevent accidents. Autonomous cars will reduce traffic. Autonomous cars will revolt and eat us for dinner. (We made up that... read more October 21, 2014 by 


 
The Jetsons Car

Transportation 2030: Study Envisions Autonomous Car Hell, Autonomous Bus Heaven, No Flying Cars

Look out the window. Are the roads in your city/town/hamlet clogged with traffic? Have they been that way for the past several decades? Do you wonder if things ever get... read more October 9, 2014 by 


 
Google Self-Driving Car Prototype

Not So Fast, Google: Autonomous Cars In California Still Need Steering Wheels, Brakes

In May of this year, California's Department of Motor Vehicles published safety guidelines aimed at manufacturers of self-driving cars. A few days later, Google unveiled a... read more August 26, 2014 by 


 
Google Self-Driving Car Prototype

Google Debuts Its First Autonomous Car: Is This The Future Of (Non) Driving?

When you think of Google and autonomous cars, you probably think of a Toyota Prius retrofitted with radar, cameras, and other high-tech toys. But as we reported last year... read more May 28, 2014 by 


 
Volvo ‘Drive Me’ autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden

Will Autonomous Cars Destroy City Budgets?

The first generation of autonomous cars to hit the roads in Europe, China, and the U.S. over the next few years won't be fully self-driving, but they'll be able to handle... read more May 27, 2014 by 


 
The founders of Google and one of their autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids

California DMV Announces Rules For Autonomous Car Builders. Rules For Owners? Wait Until 2015.

Way back in 2012, California Governor Jerry brown signed SB 1298 into law, which allowed autonomous vehicles and their non-drivers to roam the state's roads with impunity... read more May 23, 2014 by 


 
Google self-driving car demonstration screencap

City Streets? Google's Self-Driving Car Project Says, "Yeah, We Got This"

Getting an autonomous car to navigate highway traffic? That's old hat. Even automakers that haven't announced plans for self-driving cars offer safety features like adaptive... read more April 29, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen iBeetle and iBeetle Cabriolet

Forget MyFord & All The Rest: Apple & Google Are Going To Own Your Dashboard

The sad fact is, cell phones aren't perfect. Sure, they keep us connected to friends around the globe, but they also make it possible for us to spend entire holiday dinners... read more January 3, 2014 by 


 
Toyota's Automated Highway Driving Assist (AHDA) maintains inter-vehicle distance

Toyota Will Roll Out Autonomous Cars By The 'Mid-2010s'

Autonomous cars are coming -- that much we know. Nissan promises to debut models by 2020. So does Mercedes-Benz. Tesla may arrive a few years earlier. And Google, the company... read more October 11, 2013 by 


 
The founders of Google and one of their autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids

Would You Buy A Car From Google? You May Soon Have The Chance

For years, we've reported on Google's development of self-driving cars -- or more accurately, on Google's development of self-driving car technology. Until recently, many... read more August 26, 2013 by  1


 
Survey: men, women, and car safety

Who Can Do More For Auto Safety: Apple Or Volvo?

Every auto brand has an image to uphold, a claim to fame. Jeeps are rugged, Mercedes-Benz cars are long-lasting, Hondas are reliable -- or so marketers would have us believe... read more May 13, 2013 by  2


 
The founders of Google and one of their autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids

What's Holding Up Autonomous Cars? You People, That's What

If you're itching to get your hands on a self-driving car, there's something you can do to speed up the process: talk to your neighbors. That's one of the tips gleaned from a... read more April 18, 2013 by  0


 
Dean Winters as 'Mayhem' in Allstate ad campaign

Autonomous Cars & The Death Of Auto Insurance

We are not fortunetellers or time-travelers from the distant future, but there are some things we know for sure: The days of physical money and credit cards are numbered... read more April 1, 2013 by  2


 

 
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