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Google’s Driverless Cars Feel the Need for Speed (Cause It’s Safer!)

Google’s Driverless Cars Feel the Need for Speed (Cause It’s Safer!)

By Josh Wolford August 20, 2014

Try using this excuse the next time you get pulled over for speeding. According to Google, exceeding the speed limit is actually safer than strictly obeying the law in some circumstances. For this reason, the company’s autonomous vehicles are allowed …

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 Makes Self-Driving Cars More City-Ready Google Makes 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 …

Half of Americans Still Wary of Driverless Cars Half of Americans Still Wary of Driverless Cars

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 12M in 2035 Driverless Car Sales to Reach Nearly 12M 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 Cars to Make Up 75% of Sales by 2035 Self-Driving Cars 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 as CEO Tweets Job Offer Tesla Plans Self-Driving Car as CEO Tweets Job Offer

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 …

Nissan Expecting To Market Self-Driving Cars By 2020 Nissan Expecting To Market Self-Driving Cars By 2020

With every piece of technology being automated in this day in age, which piece of technology has yet to be fully automated? The car. If you think it has not been thought of yet, think again, because Nissan, the sixth-largest …

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 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 …

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 …