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Uber’s Self-Driving Research Car Spotted in the Wild

Uber’s Self-Driving Research Car Spotted in the Wild

By Josh Wolford May 22, 2015

Uber is in the early stages of developing “mapping, safety, and autonomy” systems, and its first vehicles tasked with doing so have just hit the road. Where? In Pittsburgh, where the Pittsburgh Business Times spotted a black Ford with a …

Google Reveals First Real Self-Driving Car Prototype 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’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!)

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 …

Driverless Cars Will Hit UK Roads in January 2015 Driverless Cars Will Hit UK Roads in January 2015

Business Secretary Vince Cable and the UK Department for Transport have just announced a “fast track” initiative for driverless cars, saying that the autonomous vehicles will hit public roads in about six months. As the BBC reports, The Department for …

FBI: Driverless Cars Might Be Good for Bad People FBI: Driverless Cars Might Be Good for Bad People

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Strategic Issues Group is worried about the possible criminal uses of all these self-driving cars that folks like Google are trying to get on our roadways. The Guardian obtained an internal FBI report, which offers …

Vacuum Maker Not Impressed With Google’s Driverless Cars Vacuum Maker Not Impressed With Google’s Driverless Cars

Neato Robotics put out a fun late Friday press release asking what the big deal is about Google’s driverless cars. As you’ve probably heard, Google has been showing off a new prototype for the future of automobiles, which goes so …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …