Google to build prototype of truly driverless car (Update 2) (w/ Video)
Google plans to build and launch onto city streets a small fleet of subcompact cars that could operate without a person at the wheel. Actually, the cars wouldn't even have a wheel. Or gas and brake pedals. ...
Google: Driverless cars are mastering city streets (Update)
Google says that cars it is programming to drive themselves have started to master the navigation of city streets and the challenges they bring, from jaywalkers to weaving bicyclists—a critical milestone ...
New research could let vehicles, robots collaborate with humans
You get into your car and ask it to get you home in time for the start of the big game, stopping off at your favorite Chinese restaurant on the way to grab some takeout.
How Google got states to legalize driverless cars (Update)
About four years ago, the Google team trying to develop cars driven by computers—not people—became convinced that sooner than later, the technology would be ready for the masses. There was one big problem: ...
Google X: Secret lab for 'moonshot' research
In a rare public speech, Google Inc. CEO Larry Page once suggested the tech industry needs "safe places where we can try out new things" without rules or interference. Some people thought he was describing ...
California mulls how to regulate driverless cars (Update 2)
Sooner or later, consumers will be able to buy cars that rely on computers—not the owner—to do the driving.
In a driverless future, drivers will do anything else
Brew an espresso, watch a movie on a large screen, surf the Internet or simply sit and chat with friends?
What does Google want with DeepMind?
All eyes turned to London this week, as Google announced its latest acquisition in the form of DeepMind, a company that specialises in artificial intelligence technologies. The £400m pricetag paid by Google ...
Bosch shows automated park assistance at CES
Mathematical equation could reduce traffic jams
(Phys.org) —New research has found traffic jams and accidents could be reduced by controlling the reaction times of robotic cars.
'Go park yourself': Volvo driverless prototype will obey (w/ video)
Google launches Internet-beaming balloons
Wrinkled and skinny at first, the translucent, jellyfish-shaped balloons that Google released this week from a frozen field in the heart of New Zealand's South Island hardened into shiny pumpkins as they ...
California governor signs driverless cars bill (Update 4)
Gov. Jerry Brown rode to Google headquarters in a self-driving Toyota Prius before signing legislation Tuesday that will pave the way for driverless cars in California.
Google in talks with insurers about self-driving car
A leader of Google Inc.'s driverless car project said Wednesday that the company is in discussions with major auto insurance companies about the implications of integrating its technology into real-world vehicles.