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Autonomous Car Update: Google Hits The Streets In CA, Nissan Offering Self-Driving Cars By 2020
Autonomous Car Update: Google Hits The Streets In CA, Nissan Offering Self-Driving Cars By 2020

For doubters, naysayers, and other haters of autonomous vehicles, the past few days have been depressing. Everyone knows that self-driving cars are coming, but these latest developments suggest that they may be running ahead of schedule. GOOGLE Last week, Google announced that its 23 self-driving...Read More»

The founders of Google and one of their autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids
Google: Our Autonomous Cars Have Had 11 Accidents In California (All Caused By Human Drivers)

Google began testing autonomous vehicles in California in 2009. Though that wasn't technically illegal (because lawmakers in the early 20th century never saw the need to require human drivers in cars, since they assumed one would always be onboard), California passed legislation in 2012 that...Read More»

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Auto Industry Shakeup, Part 1: Automakers Worried About Apple's Alleged Autonomous, Electric Car

Over the past couple of weeks, rumors about Apple's plan to develop an all-electric, autonomous car have taken the internet by storm. Apple hasn't confirmed the rumors, but it hasn't denied them, either, and that -- along with a lawsuit that strongly suggests Apple is, indeed, building an electric...Read More»

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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. If anyone asks, the dress is blue. Apple is almost certainly building an autonomous, electric car. ALSO SEE: Nissan Leaf Vs...Read More»

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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, but among those who've been paying attention, the revelation isn't too surprising. DON'T MISS: Self-Driving Cars Could Slash...Read More»

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 last one, but we're sure someone has said it.) Most of those predictions are based on current facts and educated guesses. Ad...Read More»

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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 better? New York University's Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management knows the answers to the first two questions...Read More»

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 prototype of its first autonomous car built in-house. The prototype looked dramatically different from the modified Toyota...Read More»

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, Google isn't content to be an aftermarket autonomous car-maker. Google may build its own self-driving vehicles from scratch...Read More»

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 much of the dull, mind-numbing motoring that commuters do on a daily basis. Eventually, they'll live up to the "autonomous"...Read More»

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. But as Cnet points out, that was just the first step toward granting legal status to self-driving cars: manufacturers and...Read More»

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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 cruise control and lane assist, which provide a degree of autonomy on the interstate. But what about on city streets? How can...Read More»

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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 face down in Facebook, ignoring everyone around us. And that's to say nothing of mobile phones' tragic effect on auto fatality...Read More»

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 that most folks currently associate with self-driving vehicles? Who knows? But what about Toyota, the world's largest...Read More»

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 folks assumed that Google would only create the software for autonomous vehicles, then license that software to car companies...Read More»

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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. For years, Volvo's buzzword has been "safety". Mention to co-workers, neighbors, or family members that auto safety is your...Read More»

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 panel on "Driver Distraction Regulation and Autonomous Driving", which convened this week at the Society of Automotive...Read More»

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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. Most every item in our daily lives will soon be connected to the internet. Genetic and stem cell therapies are the basis of...Read More»

The founders of Google and one of their autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids
When Autonomous Cars Collide, Who's At Fault? Vaccines Could Provide An Answer

The matter is settled: autonomous cars are coming. But they raise a serious question that no one's been able to answer: when a self-driving car is in an accident, who's to blame? The manufacturer? The software engineer? The owner? Earlier today, the folks at NPR addressed this very issue, and they...Read More»

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