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Google Tests Waze-Powered Ride Service

Google Tests Waze-Powered Ride Service

Google is testing a Waze-powered carpooling program in Israel, according to multiple reports. The service, called RideWith, will let people pay drivers a “small fee for a ride to and from work,” reports Reuters. The service launched today in Tel Aviv. So, is Google jumping into the on-demand ridesharing space – and does Uber now have some big competition? Not …

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Google’s Self-Driving Cars Hit the Road

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Hit the Road

Last month, Google said it was almost ready to start testing its self-driving car prototypes on public roads, and that it would happen sometime this summer. Well, that time is now. A few cars from Google’s fleet are now cruising California highways. Slowly. “These prototype vehicles are designed from the ground up to be fully self-driving. They’re ultimately designed to …

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Google Self-Driving Cars Hit Public Roads This Summer

Google is almost ready to put its self-driving cars on public roads. According to the company, the “next step” in the project involves putting its prototypes on the roads of Mountain View this summer. Google’s self-driving cars will be capped at 25mph, and each will carry a safety driver who has access to a removable steering wheel and pedals so …

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Google Called Upon To Make Self-Driving Car Accident Reports Public

Google’s self-driving cars are coming under fire again as the Associated Press reported that four out of forty-eight of the cars Google has driving around California have gotten into accidents since September. As has been the case with previously reported accidents, however, none of these were actually the fault of Google’s cars, at least according to the company. According to …

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Burt Reynolds To Auction ’77 Pontiac Trans Am From ‘Smokey And The Bandit’

One of the most iconic cars in American movie history will be on the auction block this month. This year’s Spring Carlisle Auction event will be auctioning off a restored 1977 Pontiac Trans Am owned by Burt Reynolds. Running from April 23-24, the Spring Carlisle Auction will be held at the Carlisle Expo Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. More than 350 …

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Kurt Russell’s Role In ‘Fast And Furious 7’ Suggests A New Direction For Franchise

Fast & Furious 7 ripped through the box office furiously this week, garnering a staggering $384 million in sales worldwide. The latest in the Fast franchise has been widely anticipated by fans not just for the ridiculously amazing car scenes (which are to be expected), but also for how it handled the late Paul Walker’s character. Moviegoers got more than …

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Elon Musk Isn’t Against Flying Cars, He’s Just Worried About Them Falling on Your Head

The everyday futurology musings of Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk continue to entertain. See: thoughts on self-driving cars and artificial intelligence. This time he’s talking flying cars. Speaking with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on his StarTalk show, Musk outlined some of his concerns with the idea of flying cars (via Inc). “If there are flying cars, then well obviously …

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Elon Musk Thinks Driving Could Be Outlawed at Some Point (Hopefully Not Though)

Will there ever come a day when it is actually illegal to get behind the wheel of a car and drive it yourself? Tesla founder and possible Terminator Elon Musk says yes, this is a distinct possibility. Musk made his comments at the Nvidia GPU conference, where he said it’s just too dangerous. “You don’t want a person driving a …

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Google Reveals First Real Self-Driving Car Prototype

Google unveiled what it says its its “first real build” of its self-driving vehicle prototype. Back in May, Google showed off an early mockup that eliminated the steering wheel and gas/brake pedals. But that didn’t even have real headlights. Now, Google has a fully-functioning version of this car (pictured). “Since then, we’ve been working on different prototypes-of-prototypes, each designed to …

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Report: Car Integration To Be Focus Of Next Android

Google is reportedly working to make its next version of Android (the “M” version) more compatible with cars, so that automakers can build it into their models. Google is not commenting on the matter, but Reuters is reporting on the company’s plans, and frankly it would make a great deal of sense anyway. Android in the car isn’t exactly a …

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Toyota Prius c Gets 50 MPG, Multiple Configurations

The Toyota Prius is one of the best hybrid vehicles on the market today. Going into 2015, Toyota hopes that those who haven’t jumped on the hybrid bandwagon will finally do so with its latest model. Toyota unveiled the Prius c and its many configurations this week. Those looking to buy the hybrid will have their choice of the Prius …

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Electric Cars: Volkswagen Takes On Tesla

Electric cars are still a relatively new market without a lot of competition. For the past few years, all the buzz has surrounded Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors. Now Volkswagen wants in on it. Bloomberg is reporting that Volkswagen has bought a five percent stake in QuantumScape Corp., a company working on batteries for electric cars. Volkswagen wants to put these …

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