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Google Urges Congress for New Rules On Driverless Cars

Special federal safety regulations could get autonomous vehicles on roads faster, but Google still has a long way to go on software.<p>Google is urging Congress to authorize U.S. auto regulators to develop new safety rules—fast—to help get driverless cars on the road.<p>According to a draft testimony …

Talk about bad timing: Google just got a bus detection patent for self-driving cars

What's the old saying: "Sometimes you hit the bus. And sometimes the bus hits you"? I know it's something like that.<p>Either way, it shouldn't happen …

'Someone is going to die': experts warn lawmakers over self-driving cars

Auto executives and US senators clash over calls for universal standards in robotic vehicles at Senate commerce committee hearing<p>The robot car revolution hit a speed bump on Tuesday as senators and tech experts sounded stern warnings about the potentially fatal risks of self-driving cars. “There is …

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This Could Be The Biggest Hurdle For Driverless Cars

Last week, something very unusual happened: a legal opinion by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration set the Internet abuzz. Why? …

5 Surprising Industries That Will Be Transformed by Driverless Cars

Autonomous vehicle technology could send several related sectors into a tailspin. Here's why.<p>Driverless cars are going to disrupt much more than just the auto industry.<p>While the advent of autonomous vehicles will have obvious effects on car manufacturing and auto insurance, it will also shake up …

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Google is testing how driverless cars work in the rain

Google is testing how its self-driving cars fare in the rain, as it moves the vehicles to Washington state in the US.<p>This is the third location that Google is testing its autonomous vehicles as it develops its software and puts the cars to work in different road environments.<p>"We are excited about …

Google to test self-driving cars in Kirkland, Washington this month

Just like America's current generation of hipsters, Google's self-driving project is moving to the Pacific Northwest.<p>Google announced Wednesday that …

Why you should buy a driverless car, in 1 chart

Driverless cars are bound to introduce a host of new challenges that society will have to grapple with. They'll have an impact on jobs and the American worker. They'll be tracking your driving habits and location, just like Google monitors your search history today. And what if the software fails? …

Google is exploring wireless charging for self-driving cars

Self-driving cars are poised to be an incredible tool of the future, but they won't be much use if they can't hold a charge. It looks like Google wants to solve this problem via resonant magnetic induction, a form of wireless charging that could use manhole-style transmitters embedded in pavement …

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Automakers in the age of extinction

In the next few decades, the transportation sector is going to be blown up in every conceivable way. This isn't some sort of idle, dramatic prediction: we're already hitting the leading edge of it, fueled by a convergence of technology, vast climate change, urbanization, and a generation ambiguous …

Driverless cars: London wants Google vehicle trials

<b>Transport bosses in London want Google to try out its driverless cars in the capital.</b><p>Deputy Mayor for Transport Isabel Dedring said discussions were at an early stage but "we would be keen for trials to happen".<p>The battery-operated vehicles use a system of lasers, radar and cameras to detect …

Google's self-driving cars could be coming to the UK

Google's self-driving cars could be coming to the UK: Transport bosses are said to be working on plans to trial vehicles in London<p><b>Deputy mayor for</b> …

Google's driverless car offers no white-knuckle ride

A ride in a Google driverless car is exciting and boring at the same time.<p>It offers a glimpse into a tantalising future where we are liberated from …

Google Just Got a Patent for a Driverless Package Delivery System

Its "autonomous delivery platform" could compete with Amazon's drones someday.<p>As Amazon prepares its fleet of delivery drones, Google might also be …

Man Summons Tesla Via Apple Watch, Makes Your Car Look Like A Fossil

The future is now!<p>The Tesla Model S is a $75,000 vehicle with at least one really cool perk: It can <i>kind of</i> drive itself. A $2,500 "autopilot" package lets you "summon" the car to do things like park itself and open and close your garage door. Seconds saved every day!<p>But it gets better. The car can …

What the Internet of Things and Big Data Mean for Car Safety: An Interview with Neil Cawse

Technology and data have transformed many industries--and obliterated others. (Been to a Blockbuster Video lately? Bought a BlackBerry in the last five years?) It's no overstatement to say that a great deal of change is on the horizon, even in traditional areas. I've said many times that all …

US regulators: Google's self-driving car AI 'can be a driver'

US regulators say Google's self-driving car can be considered the driver under federal law -- a big step towards approval for self-driving cars to take to the roads. Safety regulators apparently told Google of its decision last week. Google submitted a proposed design for a self-driving car back in …

Deep Learning Makes Driverless Cars Better at Spotting Pedestrians

Today’s car crash-avoidance systems and experimental driverless cars rely on radar and other sensors to detect pedestrians on the road. The next …

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Self-driving cars not as safe as human drivers — yet

A driver sits engrossed in her laptop screen, catching up on emails as the car barrels down the highway. In the next lane, a father helps his kids …

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Smart Self-Driving Cars Still Need to Factor in Human Error

As companies such as Google Inc., Mercedes-Benz and Volvo Cars race to develop vehicles that are smart enough to drive themselves, even the most …

Should We Blur the Line Between Human and Computer Driving? - MIT Technology Review

Some luxury cars can already drive unassisted in certain situations: neatly pulling into parking spots, for instance, or taking control in …

Baby, We Won’t Drive Our Cars: The Future Of Automotive Transportation

Phil Carter Contributor<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Mobile Commerce In 2015<br>• The Most Important M’s In M-Commerce<p>Earlier this summer, Trinity had the pleasure of hosting a Transportation Tech dinner with some of the brightest minds in the space, including Uber’s lead data scientist, Lyft’s leader …

Google's self-driving cars can't handle bicycle track stands

Ever performed a track stand, where you keep your bike upright at a stop without taking your feet off the pedals? If you have, you'll want to avoid trying that around Google's self-driving cars, at least for a while. One Austin-based cyclist reports an encounter where one of the autonomous cars was …

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Cruise Raises $12.5M From Spark, YC’s Sam Altman For Self-Driving Cars; Poaches Tesla’s Lead on Autopilot

A few months ago, I took a ride down the 101 in an Audi that had been modified to self-drive down Bay Area highways. The tech was developed by a company called Cruise, which was started by Socialcam founder Kyle Vogt; he did undergraduate research a decade ago in autonomous vehicles. After hitting …

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Robot cars: 10 things you need to know

<b>1 Google's driverless cars</b><p>Since the internet giant announced its ambition to create a driverless car within the decade, its fleet of 10 converted Toyota Priuses have led the way in self-driving robotic vehicles. So far they have covered more than 300,000 miles on California's roads without …

Mercedes' autonomous car re-creates world's first long-distance drive

<b>Mercedes-Benz has demonstrated its self-driving car by re-creating the 100-kilometre drive from Mannheim to Pforzheim undertaken by Bertha Benz 125 years ago.</b><p>Perhaps roads populated by self-driving vehicles aren't so far away after all.<p>On 5 August 1888, Bertha Benz, wife of Mercedes-Benz founder …

How Self-Driving Cars Will Change The World

The steady advance of automated driving will have a number of impacts on the automotive and transportation industries in the coming years. While the technology for fully autonomous vehicles on public roads has not yet arrived, the first test programs are scheduled. In the United Kingdom, a pilot …

Mercedes-Benz' Self-Driving Car Completes First Autonomous Cross Country Trip!

Mercedes-Benz just announced that it completed the first autonomous cross country and inner city trip in its self-driving S 500 Intelligent Drive …

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Data Shows Google Robot Cars Are Smoother, Safer Drivers Than People

Data gathered from Google’s self-driving Prius and Lexus cars shows that they are safer and smoother when steering themselves than when a human takes …

Google: self-driving cars safer than professional drivers

<b>Google has said that its data reveals self-driving cars are safer than any human driver on the road.</b><p>Speaking at the RoboBusiness robotics conference in California last week, Google director of self-driving cars Chris Urmson said that the data collected from Google's self-driving Lexus and Prius …

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