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Google Reveals First Real Self-Driving Car Prototype

Google Reveals First Real Self-Driving Car Prototype

By Chris Crum December 22, 2014

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’s New Self-Driving Cars Eliminate Steering Wheel, Gas And Brake Pedals. Just Trust Them. Google’s New Self-Driving Cars Eliminate Steering Wheel, Gas And Brake Pedals. Just Trust Them.

Google has been busy building some new self-driving car model prototypes without steering wheels gas pedals or brake pedals, or the need for human intervention. Yikes. With Google’s original self-driving cars, humans were able to take over. This takes things …

Google: Driverless Car Tickets Should Come Our Way Google: Driverless Car Tickets Should Come Our Way

What in the hell happens when one of Google’s driverless cars gets pulled over and handed a ticket? I say ‘when’ because it’s actually never happened. Though Google’s self-driving vehicles have now logged over 700,000 miles, the Mountain View Police …

Google Works To Make Self-Driving Cars More City-Ready Google Works To Make Self-Driving Cars More City-Ready

Google just gave the world an update on its self-driving cars. The company says it has been focused on making them more city-ready. Google has improved the cars’ software, it says, so it can now detect hundreds of distinct objects …

Driverless Cars More Popular Than Lab Meat and Brain Implants, At Least Driverless Cars More Popular Than Lab Meat and Brain Implants, At Least

The Pew Research Internet Project just published the results of a big survey on “science in the next 50 years,” and the general finding is that the majority of Americans think technological advancements with make life better. One area of …

Driverless Car Sales to Reach Nearly 12 Million in 2035 Driverless Car Sales to Reach Nearly 12 Million in 2035

Driverless car technology is here, and many analysts believe it is not a question of if, but when such technology will become dominant on U.S. roadways. Market research firm IHS today waded into the issue with a new report predicting …

Self-Driving Vehicles to Make Up 75% of Sales by 2035 Self-Driving Vehicles to Make Up 75% of Sales by 2035
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With congress now debating driverless car technology legislation and more automakers beginning to test their own driverless technology, it appears that autonomous vehicles are finally on their way to consumers. Unfortunately, legal barriers will stall the wide adoption of driverless …

Tesla Plans Self-Driving Car, Elon Musk Looks for Autopilot Engineers on Twitter Tesla Plans Self-Driving Car, Elon Musk Looks for Autopilot Engineers on Twitter

Although Google is the company that’s garnered the most attention when it comes to driverless automobile technology, they’re not the only ones looking to make a big push into the market – a market that is expected to grow quickly …

Half of U.S. Car Sales to be Driverless by 2032 Half of U.S. Car Sales to be Driverless by 2032
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Google and car manufacturers are continuing to test new self-driving car technologies. At the same time, lawmakers are struggling to regulate the technology while reassuring the public that vehicles will actually be safer without humans behind the wheel. There won’t …

Google Thinks That In 100 Years, People Will Marvel That We Ever Allowed Humans To Drive Google Thinks That In 100 Years, People Will Marvel That We Ever Allowed Humans To Drive
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Google held its annual shareholders meeting on Thursday, discussing numerous topics. As usual in shareholder-related meetings, Google felt the need to reassure investors that despite its investments in “moon shot” ideas like Google Glass and self-driving cars, the company continues …

Congress To Hold Hearing On Google’s Driverless Cars This Week Congress To Hold Hearing On Google’s Driverless Cars This Week

Driverless cars have some people spooked, but most are incredibly supportive of anything that makes the roads safer. Congress wants to make sure of that with a hearing scheduled for this week. The Hill reports that the Senate Commerce Committee …

Google Snags a New Self-Driving Car Safety Chief Google Snags a New Self-Driving Car Safety Chief
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Google, who has been working very hard to get their self-driving cars on the road, has just made another leap forward for the initiative. Just a couple months after having driverless cars legalized in California, Google has made a significant …

Driverless Cars More Accident Prone When Humans Are Involved Driverless Cars More Accident Prone When Humans Are Involved
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On Tuesday, Senate bill 1298 was signed into law at Google’s headquarters. This makes it so California must adopt rules and regulations for the operation of driverless cars like the ones Google has. It makes it legal for these things …

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs California Driverless Car Law at Google HQ Gov. Jerry Brown Signs California Driverless Car Law at Google HQ
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Today, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate bill 1298 into law at Google HQ in Mountain View. He was joined by Google’s Sergey Brin and bill sponsor Alex Padilla. The bill forces California to adopt rules and regulations for the …

California Driverless Car Bill to Be Signed into Law at Google HQ California Driverless Car Bill to Be Signed into Law at Google HQ

UPDATE: It’s been signed. Late last month, California’s SB 1298 landed on the Governor’s desk after being passed in both the Senate and the Assembly (37-0, 74-2, respectively). And today, Gov. Jerry Brown plans to sign the bill into law …

Self-Driving Cars to Account for 75% of Traffic by 2040, Says IEEE Self-Driving Cars to Account for 75% of Traffic by 2040, Says IEEE
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Despite the concerns of old people in Florida, it’s apparent that driverless technology is the future. Google, of course, is furiously working on developing road-ready self-driving cars, and they are hardly the only ones. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics …

Self-Driving Cars Clear Another Hurdle in California Self-Driving Cars Clear Another Hurdle in California
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In March, a California State Senator introduced legislation that aimed to force the Department of the California Highway Patrol to adopt safety standards and requirements for autonomous vehicles, aka self-driving cars. And now, that bill has been passed an sent …