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

Google Seeks Automotive Partner For Autonomous Car Research

After first announcing its self-driving, autonomous car project in 2010, Google is now about to embark on the next major advancement of the technology and that is to team up with a major automaker. The technology giant has already tested its fleet of autonomous cars over hundreds of thousands of... read more

May 1, 2012 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


 
Google Street View, Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II

Google Maps Update Zooms From Satellite View To Street View

Google Maps has become an indispensable tool for many travelers, offering highly detailed maps, complete with satellite imagery. Now, the service offers a new feature... read more October 17, 2011 by


 
The Google Street View Car

Google Street View Rolls Into Israel (With Restrictions)

Google Street View -- like its big sisters, Google Maps and Google Earth -- is a great service that has changed the way we view the world, but it's taken a lot of heat, too... read more August 26, 2011 by


 
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... read more August 23, 2011 by


 
Waze app for Android with commuting estimator

Waze app update calculates your commute

These days, you can't swing a cat in any app marketplace without hitting half a dozen targeted at travelers, but few of them meet anyone's everyday needs. After all, do we... read more August 4, 2011 by


 
Vic Gundotra, SVP for Google

Google Guru Sings Mercedes Praises (& So Should You)

Who has the toughest job on Planet Earth? Some would say the president of the United States. Others would point to the thousands of low-paid migrant workers who keep food on... read more July 29, 2011 by


 
Google Street View car

Use A Mobile Device? Google Street View May Know Where It Is

UPDATED: See below. If you use a mobile device -- a laptop, a cell phone -- you know how great it can be to stay connected on the go. But as we've seen with the Apple iPhone... read more July 26, 2011 by


 
Google Maps with traffic data for Munich and Madrid

Planning A European Road Trip? Google Maps Has Traffic Info

For many of us, the thought of motoring through the backroads and byways of Europe sounds like a dream vacation, but such trips come with their share of challenges -- namely... read more July 15, 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'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


 
 

 
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