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Google Maps adds weather layer from Weather.com

Google Maps Predicts Rain And Shine With New Weather Layer

If you're trying to squeeze in one more vacation before summer comes to a screeching halt, you might want to crack open Google Maps. You already know that the service can plan your travel route, but now, Google Maps can help you pack, too, by giving you weather forecasts for your target... read more

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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's Electric Vehicle Fleet Infrastructure

Google Buys 30 Leafs, Volts, and 250 Charging Stations: Video

Google built its reputation as a small, simple search engine, but there's nothing small about the company's investment in electric vehicles. Google has just placed an order... read more June 10, 2011 by 


 
Google Maps' Live Transit Update

Car In The Shop? Google Maps Tells You How Late The Bus Is: Video

The only thing more annoying than putting your car in the shop is waiting to catch the bus the next day. It's such a common frustration, it made up Everywoman Sandra... read more June 9, 2011 by 


 
Bob Ferry's 1906 Oldsmobile replica. Photo: Inside Google Books

Vintage 1906 Oldsmobile Built Using Google Books Downloads

Accessing the internet in your car is nothing new these days. Using the internet to build your car is rather more special. That's exactly what Kentucky-based vintage car... read more May 26, 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 


 
Cloud-based energy optimization

Cloud-Controlled Energy Saving From Google And Ford

It's 7am, and your alarm is blaring to raise you bleary-eyed from your slumber. You grab breakfast, chuck some clothes on and get ready to head to work. As you step into your... read more May 12, 2011 by 


 
Pulled over by the police

Senators Push Apple, Google To Nix DUI Apps -- But Does It Matter?

In March, we told you that four U.S. Senators had pushed Apple, Google, and Research In Motion (creators of the Blackberry) to remove apps that revealed the location of DUI... read more May 12, 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 


 
Google and DOE map of alternative fuel locations

Need To Charge Your Electric Car? There's A Google Map For That

Despite the best efforts of some in the auto industry to keep electric cars off the roads, they're back. Given the current state of technology, the EV's revenge will likely... read more April 25, 2011 by 


 
Bing Maps Streetside car

Bing Brings Streetside To Britain: Is Google Losing Ground?

We've talked a lot about the chilly reception Google Street View has gotten overseas. And yesterday, tech reporters were all a-flutter with reports that Google is losing... read more April 13, 2011 by 


 
Flag of Switzerland

Switzerland Serves Google Street View Its Biggest Smackdown To Date

Here in America, we think Google Street View is great -- all unicorns and double-rainbows -- but elsewhere in the world, folks have been significantly less enthralled... read more April 5, 2011 by 


 
Parking In Motion app

Parking In Motion Tries Its Hand At Building A Useful Parking App

If we were app developers, the next-to-last frontier we'd want to conquer -- right after organ donation -- would be parking. By their very nature, cars are constantly in... read more April 4, 2011 by 


 
Beer

In-App-ropriate? DUI Checkpoint Apps Get The Red Light

With more than 10,000 Americans dying every year in DUI-related car accidents, you might think it poor taste that you can download DUI checkpoint warning applications for... read more March 24, 2011 by 


 
Google Street View car

Mon Dieu! France Fines Google $142,000 For Street View Privacy Violations

There's no denying that Google Maps is the king of online mapping services. It may have been slightly late to the party, but thanks to social features like sharable maps and... read more March 22, 2011 by 


 
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