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Is Google at Risk of Being Remembered for the Worst Innovation Record in History?

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

In its relentless hunt for innovation, Google is a voracious acquirer of innovative companies. In the two years prior to 2014, it outspent its five closest rivals combined on acquisitions. Here, too, it has failed in dramatic ways.

Autonomous Vehicles Will Replace Taxi Drivers, But That's Just the Beginning

Sam Tracy | Posted 06.12.2015 | Technology
Sam Tracy

Robots taking human jobs means that those humans can spend their time doing higher-valued work that will drive even more progress, which is especially good news for less-desirable professions like long-haul trucking, which is actually facing a worsening shortage of workers.

Hidden Costs From Our Dependence on Fossil Fuels

Ira Kalb | Posted 05.24.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

It is estimated that 80 to 85 percent of the energy consumed in the U.S. is from fossil fuels. One of the main reasons given for continuing to use this energy source is that it is much less expensive than alternatives. The true cost, however, depends on what you include in the calculation, and there are so many costs not figured in the bills we pay for energy.

The Road to Self-Driving Cars Will Be a Long Strange Trip

XPRIZE | Posted 05.18.2015 | Technology
XPRIZE

In the spirit of Lewis and Clark, the Wright brothers and Charles Lindbergh, April 2, 2015 marked a significant milestone in history: A self-driving car successfully navigated its way across the United States

Google Doesn't Want To Go It Alone With Driverless Cars

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business

Google doesn't want to be the next Ford. The Internet behemoth, bent on building the first fully-automated cars, said Friday that it plans to partn...

Move Over, Humans: Robocars Are Coming

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 12.15.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

The real risks for robotic cars are the hazards that unpredictable humans create. That is why we will need to get humans out of the drivers' seats.

The Cognitive Consequence of Self-Driving Cars

Craig Fitzgerald | Posted 11.10.2014 | Technology
Craig Fitzgerald

For the moment, we're still steering and braking, but we've gone far down the road to self-driving cars. A vast majority of the technology to enable at least some form of autonomous driving is either two years away from introduction, or already here. It's a matter of time, and the cognitive price we're going to pay for it is catastrophic.

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 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 ...

Proof That Computers Are Near-Perfect Drivers

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — In some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don't drink and then climb behind the wheel. They don't do drugs, get distracted,...

How Tesla Cars Are About To Get Even Crazier

Reuters | Posted 09.19.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - Electric car company Tesla Motors is working to produce a car capable of running on "auto-pilot" within the next three years, CEO Elon Mus...

GHSA Chairman's Remarks

Debbie Hersman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Technology
Debbie Hersman

Thank you for the kind introduction - it's great to be here in beautiful California - the busiest state when it comes to highway travel. I have worked with GHSA for many years, but the last time I addressed your annual conference was in 2009 in Savannah.

Bianca Bosker

Government Regulator Wants Self-Driving Cars To Record Everything

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Take A Breath, Matt Drudge

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.30.2013 | Technology

Sharing the road with other humans can be hard. Sharing the road with Google's fleet of self-driving cars may be just as difficult, as Matt Drudge, t...

Can high speed rail compete with self-driven cars, improved airlines and all the technology of the future?

XPRIZE | Posted 11.06.2012 | Travel
XPRIZE

By Brad Templeton Director of the Electonic Frontier Foundation, and Chair of the Networks and Computing Systems Track at Singularity University. The...

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.

Google's Self-Driving Car Passes 300,000 Miles

XPRIZE | Posted 10.16.2012 | Technology
XPRIZE

The collective odometer of Google's self-driving cars has just passed 300,000 miles. The engineering team celebrated with an announcement that they now feel the car has been proven safe enough for team members to ride the car in on their daily commutes.

We Need An FDA For Computers

ReadWriteWeb | Posted 08.03.2012 | Technology

It won’t be long before not only our phones but also our TVs, cars, refrigerators, pacemakers, and most other essential equipment are just networked...

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...

In Nevada, Car Drive You

AP | MICHELLE RINDELS | Posted 07.07.2012 | Technology

LAS VEGAS — Nevada drivers could soon be sharing the road with vehicles that don't need them. Department of Motor Vehicles officials said Monda...

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...

Soon Driving In Nevada May Not Require Driving

AP | By SANDRA CHEREB | Posted 02.17.2012 | Technology

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Nevada is envisioning a day when taxicabs might shuttle fares without a driver, or people with medical conditions that make them ...

Watch: Google Self-Driving Car Causes Crash

Posted 10.07.2011 | Technology

When one of Google's self-driving cars got into an accident last week, critics took the opportunity to question the safety of the technology. But in a...