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Google's Autonomous Car: Now Street-Legal In California
Google's Autonomous Car: Now Street-Legal In California

Google began testing autonomous vehicles on California roads in 2009. Now, it can do so legally: yesterday afternoon, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1298, which officially allows self-driving cars on public thoroughfares. As Mashable points out, Google hasn't technically broken any California laws...Read More»

The founders of Google and one of their autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids
Consumer Watchdog Chases Google's Autonomous Car

Autonomous cars are a hot topic of conversation nowadays. Fans of the status quo see them as a waste of time. Driving enthusiasts see them as the harbinger of a boring, 55 mph future. And politicians see them as high-tech boogeymen to scare seniors into voting booths. (NB: that tactic didn't work.)...Read More»

Audi TTS "Shelley" Autonomous Car
Study: Self-Driving Cars Could Arrive Sooner Than You Think

Over the past decade, a number of high-tech tools have arrived to help make driving easier, simpler, and more automated. A new study suggests that the jump from those tools to fully autonomous vehicles could come sooner than we'd thought. The study is called Self-Driving Cars: The Next Revolution...Read More»

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In Nevada, Google Gets America's First Autonomous Car License

Google's self-driving car is now 100% street-legal -- at least in Nevada. Last summer, Nevada passed legislation making it the first state in the U.S. to allow self-driving cars on the roadways. Back in February, a governmental committee announced rules and regulations related to those vehicles...Read More»

Google's Self-Driving Toyota Prius
Google Wants To Work With Automakers On Self-Driving Cars

Like a scene straight from the movie I, Robot, self-driving cars are quickly becoming a reality. Google wants to see autonomous cars on the roadways, but doesn't want to build the cars themselves. It's been approaching automakers in an effort to find a company to build the cars with its help...Read More»

Audi TTS "Shelley" Autonomous Car
Autonomous Cars Are Coming: Will You Buy One?

They're here. Well, maybe not yet. But autonomous cars are coming. And like electric powertrains and rising ocean levels, there's little we can do to stop it. Not that all of us would. In its 2012 U.S. Automotive Emerging Technologies Study, research firm J.D. Power talked to over 17,400 vehicle...Read More»

Stanford/Audi TTS autonomous Pikes Peak car, aka 'Shelley'
Nevada Green-Lights Self-Driving Cars, Assigns Red Plates

Take a drive down the Las Vegas strip, and there are plenty of things to catch your eye -- flashing lights, brightly colored fountains, pirates. But the most interesting sight of all may be a simple red license plate, because in the not-too-distant future, that'll mean that the car in front of you...Read More»

Distracted driving
6 Ways To End Distracted Driving

If you've kept up with coverage of the 2012 Detroit Auto Show and the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, you know that auto technology is undergoing some dramatic changes. True, flying cars and plasma drives are still a bit further down the road, but the way we interact with our vehicles today is...Read More»

Google autonomous Toyota Prius test vehicle
Nevada Becomes First State To Allow Driverless Cars

Even though driverless cars are still in the embryonic stage, it will soon be legal to operate one in the Silver State. A newly-passed law gives Nevada’s Department of Motor Vehicles until March of 2012 to draft rules regarding the operation of autonomous vehicles on state roads. At the very...Read More»

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