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Google Unveils Its First Self-Driving Car Prototype: Videos

Cute as a button and spelling doom for the enthusiast; no, it’s not the Rabbit of Caerbannog. It’s Google’s first in-house-designed self-driving car prototype, built from the ground up to deliver a seamless driving experience. But you won’t be doing the driving. Still a... read more

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Google self-driving Lexus RX 450h hybrid sport-utility vehicle

New Self-Driving Car Tech To Come From Continental, Google, IBM Alliance?

Self-driving cars are a divisive topic. Enthusiasts despise the idea of being cut out of the loop, and tinfoil hat conspiracists despise the idea of Big Brother looking over... read more August 21, 2013 by 


 
Tesla owners & supporters gather in Statehouse in Austin to support company [photo: John Griswell]

Elon Musk Talking Google Autonomy For Tesla? Kind Of...

Google is hard at work on creating a world in which autonomous cars roam the highways and byways that surround us. It's a future we're all heading towards, and Google wants... read more May 7, 2013 by 


 
Blind driver Steve Mahan in Google's Self-Driving Toyota Prius, March 2012

Autonomous Cars May Be Further Away Than You Think

Speaking solely from a technology point of view, Google believes that autonomous cars will be a reality in three to five years. For the most part, the hardware exists today... read more February 7, 2013 by 


 
CA Governor Jerry Brown, State Sen. Alex Padilla, and Google's Sergey Brin beside an autonomous car

NHTSA Executive Joins Google To Build Autonomous Cars

Ron Medford is currently the deputy director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which makes him second in command of the agency responsible for... read more November 19, 2012 by 


 
BMW laser headlight technology

The Top Car Tech Of 2011

We'll likely look back on 2011 as the year that the app truly entered our automobiles, becoming integrated with our Bluetooth-connected smartphones and, in some cases, fully... read more December 23, 2011 by 


 
Google's Self-Driving Toyota Prius

Google Awarded U.S. Patent For Driverless Car Tech

The news that Google has been working on a driverless car, or autonomous vehicle, probably won't come as a shock. We've followed Google's progress closely, but now the BBC... read more December 15, 2011 by 


 
Google autonomous Toyota Prius test vehicle

Google's Next Goal: 1,000,000 Miles In A Self-Driving Car

Google is betting big on its autonomous car technology, but the company has a long road ahead of it before those cars reach the market. Google's next major goal? Seeing its... read more October 21, 2011 by 


 
Hongqi HQ3 sedan

China's Autonomous Car: Are Robot Chauffeurs Finally Here?

Over the past couple of years, autonomous cars have shifted gears: once considered a novelty act akin to life-size remote-controlled vehicles, there's recently been serious... read more August 9, 2011 by 


 
Google autonomous Toyota Prius test vehicle

Nevada Gives Google's Autonomous Cars The Green Light

We recently told you that Google was asking Nevada legislators to allow testing of the company's autonomous cars. Now, less than two months later, we're not surprised to... read more June 27, 2011 by 


 
Google autonomous Toyota Prius test vehicle

Nevada Passes Law Allowing Self-Driving Cars

Legislation passed in Nevada today that will allow companies to test autonomous cars that can drive themselves. The law has given the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles the... read more June 24, 2011 by 


 
Volkswagen Passat with TAP (Temporary Auto Pilot)

Volkswagen Debuts An Auto Pilot For Cars

Over the past few years, there's been a lot of chatter about building "smarter" cars -- cars that interact with other vehicles and the environment to make driving safer... read more June 23, 2011 by 


 
ZMP RoboCar automated vehicle

Video: Look Ma, No Driver! ZMP RoboCar Memorizes Route Map

Feeling lazy? Don't feel like driving home from work tonight? Sounds like an autonomous car would be right up your street... ZMP's RoboCar doesn't quite have the aesthetics... read more May 23, 2011 by 


 
2009 Toyota FT-EV Concept

You Don't Own, You Don't Even Drive: The Future Of Cars?

It's enough to make the car enthusiast's skin crawl. Visions of autonomous cars making their way along the highway while the occupants go about their daily business. If you... read more May 23, 2011 by 


 
Google autonomous Toyota Prius test vehicle

Robot Driving: First Pikes Peak, Next Nevada, Then Your Town?

Recently Google requested a waiver from lawmakers in Nevada to allow it to test its computer-driven cars on Nevada public roads. Could robotic cars be safe on everyday roads?... read more May 13, 2011 by 


 
Google autonomous Toyota Prius test vehicle

Google Bets On Nevada To Become Home For Autonomous Cars

Google has been hitting the headlines pretty hard the past couple of days. Its Android operating system is still hammering the smartphone market, its new music service is... read more May 11, 2011 by 


 
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