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Google logs 300,000 miles in self-driving car project, adds Lexus RX 450h to the fleet

Google announced today that its self-driving car project is progressing positively. “Our vehicles, of which about a dozen are on the road at any given time, have now completed more than 300,000 miles of testing,” Google said in blog post. “They’ve covered a wide range of traffic conditions, and there hasn’t been a single accident […]

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Self-driving car legislation passes California Senate

California State Senate has passed a bill that allows for the sure of autonomous, self-driving cars on California roads. SB1298 by State Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) is going to establish guidelines for such self-driving cars to be tested and operated in the state. The bill will now head over to the Assembly for consideration next month. A […]

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Google takes its driverless Prius to Washington D.C.

Google’s self-driving, driverless and autonomous (however you want to say it) Prius was seen roaming the streets of Washington D.C. on Tuesday, a move that could probably mean that the search-engine giant is taking its robo-Prius to the doorstep of legislators to get it legalized for U.S. roads. U.S. News & World Report speculates that […]

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Google self-driving car gets Nevada’s first autonomous vehicle testing license, other automakers interested as well

Google’s self-driving Toyota Prius has been approved by Nevada’s Department of Motor Vehicles to receive the nation’s first autonomous vehicle license. Prior to being approved, officials were given rides on highways and in the Carson City neighborhoods. They were also driven by the self-driving Google Car on the famous Las Vegas Strip. The Nevada legislature […]

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Report: Google talking with automakers on self-driving cars

Google is looking to launch its self-driving car technology as soon as possible, and may be making an announcement sometime next year as to when it will become available. The search engine corporation is already discussing the matter with automakers. “The most important thing computers can do in the next 10 years is drive a […]

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J.D. Power: 20% of vehicle owners want self-driving cars, do you? (w/ Poll)

During its 2012 U.S. Automotive Emerging Technologies Study, J.D. Power and Associates found that vehicle owners have come to expect a certain level of safety features and are now turning their attention more to infotainment technologies in their vehicle. The study showed that customers now look for features such as enhanced collision mitigation, wireless connectivity […]

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Video: Google self-driving car drives blind-man around public roads

Whenever I heard the words ‘self-driving car’ I cringed at the idea of cars driving us everywhere we wanted to go. Of course, my mindset was around the fact that I love driving and enjoy the actions of turning the steering-wheel myself and stepping on the accelerator. I never really cared to see the benefits […]

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Report: Google awarded patent for autonomous driving car

A patent has been given to Google for a potential design of a car switch that would allow a driver to turn autonomous driving off and on. Approved by the USPTO, the patent, #8,078,349, expands upon the technology of Google’s autonomous cars and the change from human driver to autonomous. In order to accomplish this, […]

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Google’s driverless car aiming to travel 1 million miles by itself

After passing 1,000 miles without driver intervention, Google co-founder Sergey Brin is aiming for 1 million miles driven only by the self-driving vehicle. So far, one of Google’s cars was involved in an accident, yet the company believes that the driver, not its system, is responsible. Brin has commented on the new goal for the […]

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Google looking for help from Nevada for driverless cars

Google has conquered by many sections of the technology arena, and is betting on some help from the state of Nevada to be a pioneer in yet another area; driverless cars. Two bills are currently in front of the Nevada legislature that would provide for the licensing and testing of autonomous vehicles, and provide for […]

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