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Meet The Man In The Front Seat Of Google's Driverless Car

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.29.2015 | Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Fresh out of college, Brian Torcellini dreamed about getting a job writing about surfing. Instead, he wound up in ...

Google ‘Does Not Intend To Be A Car Manufacturer,’ Execs Say

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.15.2015 | Technology

FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- Google Inc. does not intend to become a vehicle manufacturer, the company's managing director for Germany, Austria and Switzer...

Google's Self-Driving Car Project Just Stepped Up Its Game

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business

(Reuters) -- Google Inc. said it named auto industry veteran John Krafcik as chief executive of its self-driving car project from late September. Wit...

Google Cars Not Causing Crashes: Let the Robots Drive

Alex Salkever | Posted 09.11.2015 | Technology
Alex Salkever

The result of both bad driving behavior and purely accidental crashes is tragic. Car accidents kill nearly 33,000 people per year in the United States. Those most likely to die in these crashes, of course, are teenagers just starting their lives. For God sakes, let the robots drive.

Driverless cars will reshape the economy, but these three hurdles will make it a slow process

Sam Tracy | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology
Sam Tracy

In the past decade, the idea of cars driving themselves has quickly gone from sci-fi dream to impending reality.

Timothy Stenovec

Our Obsession With Convenience Could Get Scary | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.14.2015 | Technology

If there’s one thing we’ve shown as consumers, it’s that we’re very willing to give up a lot of privacy for convenience and value.

Autonomy: The Self-Driving Car and You

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Paul Schwennesen

We could be forgiven for thinking this is a vaguely interesting gewgaw in a world benumbed by technological gadgetry. The iPhone Six is out, for crying out loud... But like those who scoffed at Karl Benz's strange "Motorwagen" in 1900, we'd be overlooking a revolution.

How Google Got States To Legalize Driverless Cars

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 05.30.2014 | Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (AP) — About four years ago, the Google team trying to develop cars driven by computers — not people — became convince...

Google's New Driverless Car Has No Brake Pedal Or Steering Wheel

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.28.2014 | Technology

The car of the future looks adorable. The latest version of Google's self-driving car, publicized on Google's blog on Tuesday night, looks like so...

Google's Self-Driving Cars Are Smarter Than You Are -- By A Lot

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.28.2014 | Technology

Pretty soon, Google's driverless cars may be able to drive better than you. In the video above, which was posted online this week, one of them is ...

Bianca Bosker

Government Regulator Wants Self-Driving Cars To Record Everything | Bianca Bosker | Posted 08.28.2013 | Technology

SAN DIEGO -- Top U.S. safety official Deborah Hersman wants to see Google’s self-driving cars do more than switch lanes and brake for red lights. Sh...

The World Unites In Flipping Off The Google Street View Car

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.22.2013 | Technology

Few things on this planet bring people together quite like a common enemy. For those that value privacy, are perturbed by the thought of having corpor...

Drop in Oil Consumption Signals Power of Free Market

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

The large bulk of oil consumption is from transportation, and as laid out in painful detail on SmartPlanet, the drop is not due to greater vehicle efficiency. So what is driving this drop?

Self-Driving Cars From Google On The Road Toward Approval In California

XPRIZE | Posted 11.07.2012 | Technology

By David J. Hill Contributing Writer, Singularity University. Google's efforts toward getting more self-driving cars on the road just scored a big vi...

Will Robot Cars Get Stuck in Policy Traffic?

Joseph F. Coughlin | Posted 10.19.2012 | Technology
Joseph F. Coughlin

Even after the considerable technological development is complete, it is unlikely that any of us will be jumping into our robotic roadster anytime soon. The technological barriers are likely to pale in contrast to the policy, market, and consumer challenges to the driverless car.

Bianca Bosker

How Google X's Co-Founder Will Change Your World | Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.19.2012 | Technology

"Let's see if I can get us killed," Sebastian Thrun advises me in a Germanic baritone as we shoot south onto the 101 in his silver Nissan Leaf. ...

WATCH: Self-Driving Cars Coming To Our Streets

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.17.2012 | Los Angeles

The future has arrived. California state senators have voted 37-0 in support of a bill that would allow self-driving vehicles on California streets...

LOOK: Google's Self-Driving Car In Nation's Capital

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood and Michael Grass | Posted 05.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Google showed off its driverless car during a demonstration Thursday morning outside its offices on New York Avenue NW downtown. The ...

WATCH: Volkswagen Debuts Flying Hover Car Concept

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.08.2012 | Technology

The days of the hovercraft are upon us. As Google's self-driving cars prepare to roll out onto the streets of Nevada, Volkswagen one-ups everyone with...

WATCH: Google's Self Driving Car Takes A Blind Man To Taco Bell

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 03.29.2012 | Technology

Google just gave Steve Mahan the ride of his life. Accompanied by Morgan Hill Police Department Sergeant Troy Hoefling, Mahan recently got behind t...

Sebastian Thrun: Google's Driverless Car

Posted 12.09.2011 | Technology

jQuery(function($) { $('#ad_sharebox_260x60').prepend(''); }); In this special year-end collaboration, TED and The Huffington Post are ex...

Google's First Self-Driving Car Crashes

Jalopnik | Posted 10.05.2011 | Technology

This photo of what looks like a minor case of Prius-on-Prius vehicular violence may actually be a piece of automotive history: the first accident caus...

Be First in Your Age Group to Embrace Technology

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Don McNay

The New York Times recently had a fascinating article about a car that Google is working on that can drive itself. I want one.