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

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

By Josh Wolford April 17, 2014

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 …

Google Talks Up Self-Driving Cars At Meeting Google Talks Up Self-Driving Cars At Meeting
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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 Holding Driverless Car Hearing This Week Congress Holding Driverless Car Hearing 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 …

Humans More Likely To Cause Driverless Car Crashes Humans More Likely To Cause Driverless Car Crashes
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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 Gov. Jerry Brown Signs California Driverless Car Law
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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 …

CA Driverless Car Bill to Be Signed at Google HQ CA Driverless Car Bill to Be Signed 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 …

75% of Cars on the Road to Be Driverless by 2040 75% of Cars on the Road to Be Driverless by 2040
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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 …

This Self-Driving Car Tops Out at 120MPH This Self-Driving Car Tops Out at 120MPH
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Though Google gets the most attention for their work, they are far from the only ones working on driverless car technology. And while Google is churning along, logging hundreds of thousands of miles with their fleet of Priuses and just …

Florida Ad Makes Old People Fear Self-Driving Cars Florida Ad Makes Old People Fear Self-Driving Cars
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Striking memories of Maximum Overdrive and vehicles gone mad, a new Florida campaign ad hints that one candidate supported technology that will splay out old people in the streets. What’s so terrifying that Florida’s retired population should consider it in …

Google's Self-Driving Cars Log 300K Milles Google's Self-Driving Cars Log 300K Milles
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Whether you’re thrilled about the prospects of driverless technology or not, self-driving cars are probably coming to a stoplight near you in the near future. Google thinks that they are definitely inside a decade away, and automakers like Ford have …

Would Google Combine Glass With Driverless Cars? Would Google Combine Glass With Driverless Cars?
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BMW has an augmented reality “smart windshield technology,” which is seems much like what Google is doing with Project Glass. The following video has been around for a while, but it’s picking up some attention today, thanks to psfk. “One …

Self-Driving Cars Will Hit the Roads by 2017 Self-Driving Cars Will Hit the Roads by 2017
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If you think all the hubbub about Google’s fancy self-driving cars is just a fleeting novelty, Ford, it of the automobile industry, thinks you should check yourself before you wreck yourself. According to ExtremeTech, Ford predicts that driverless cars will …

Consumer Watchdog Says You Are Google's Product Consumer Watchdog Says You Are Google's Product
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California’s Consumer Watchdog met with the city’s Assembly’s Transportation Committee today, to discuss opposition to SB 1298, Google driverless car legislation. They say, strong privacy for those who use the highways is a must if Google’s Driverless car legislation is …

Sergey Brin Goes Full-On Google For Turkish Prez Sergey Brin Goes Full-On Google For Turkish Prez

Google’s official Twitter account posted a couple of pictures yesterday featuring the visit of Turkish President Abdullah Gül and his wife to the company’s Mountain View, California, offices. Sergey Brin and company apparently weren’t satisfied with just letting the impressive …

Google On Driverless Cars: Think About Your Children Google On Driverless Cars: Think About Your Children
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Google CEO Larry Page spoke at the Zeitgeist 2012 event this week, talking about Google’s Glasses, search, and various other topics. He briefly touched on Google’s self-driving cars. In his talk, he played up the safety factor, and called upon …