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Google Puts $258M Into Uber; Internet Goes All 'I, Robot' On News

A group of investors including Google is investing $258 million in car sharing service Uber, a surprise move that spawned rumors that the search engine giant will use Uber as a platform for developing autonomous car technology. A slyly written story on TechCrunch dated “July 25 2023”... read more

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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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Google Shows Us Why We All Need Robot Cars

We're pretty familiar with autonomous cars around here, and we've even been treated to a ride in one of Stanford's robots at their automotive innovation lab, which they... read more March 7, 2011 by 

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Video: Google's Self-Driving Car Hits An Autocross Course At Speed

Last month we brought you news of a car controlled by nothing but the brain, through use of a "neuroheadset." Today, we have two videos of Google's self-driving robotic car... read more March 4, 2011 by 


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