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Google is testing wireless charging for self-driving cars

Google is testing wireless charging for self-driving cars

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Google is not only working on driverless cars without steering wheels or pedals, but with wireless charging too. According to a leaked FCC filing, Google wants its self-driving cars to recharge without wires. This could mean cars that never need to stop... >>

Google driverless cars set to hit UK roads soon

Google driverless cars set to hit UK roads soon

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Google's autonomous cars have been getting plenty of US testing and now they look set to begin driving trialsĀ in the UK. The UK government is currently in talks with Google about testing the self-driving cars on the roads of the UK. Deputy mayor for... >>

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

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Stop thinking about self-driving cars as something far-off or futuristic. They're here. They're now. They're being made and tested and shown off by companies like Google, BMW, and Tesla - the latter of which has already released self-driving features... >>

Google with its driverless cars wants to become an Uber

Google with its driverless cars wants to become an Uber

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Google is making an entire, standalone business for its self-driving cars, and the purpose of this unit is to offer Uber-like rides. According to Bloomberg, Google's ride-for-hire business will launch under its parent company, Alphabet Inc, sometime next... >>

Driverless cars are reality: Toyota's autonomous car takes us for a drive

Driverless cars are reality: Toyota's autonomous car takes us for a drive

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We're sat in the passenger side of a Lexus GS 450h driving along a highway. Which might not sound like all too unusual an experience. Only this Lexus is the Highway Teammate and it's driving itself; steering, changing lanes, accelerating, braking, monitoring... >>

Driverless cars and the future of in-car tech: Nvidia explains what to expect and when

Driverless cars and the future of in-car tech: Nvidia explains what to expect and when

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In tech right now the hot topic is cars, specifically driverless ones. Google is at it. Audi is at it. Tesla too. Behind the scenes there's a lot of work going on to progress the industry. We spoke to Danny Shapiro, Nvidia senior director of automotive,... >>

Driverless cars will 'model how the human brain works', share learning via the cloud

Driverless cars will 'model how the human brain works', share learning via the cloud

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We know what you're thinking, it's all getting a bit too close to a Skynet reality, just like in Terminator. Driverless cars that learn, all on their own? That is the future according to Danny Shapiro, Nvidia's director of automotive, who we spoke to... >>

Pirates of the Caribbean director to make Sony film about driverless race cars

Pirates of the Caribbean director to make Sony film about driverless race cars

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Picture this: a funnier version of Days of Thunder, but without Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, and the race cars are actually autonomous. Sony Pictures believed that pitch was good enough to make into a film, according to Deadline, because it has acquired... >>

Are driverless pod cars really the future? The UK government seems to think so

Are driverless pod cars really the future? The UK government seems to think so

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A driverless pod car system has been announced that will become available to testers later this year, it's called the LUTZ Pathfinder. The clue to the downside to this 'car' is in its name, it'll only be allowed to work on pedestrianised areas in the... >>

Google self-driving cars outfitted with steering wheels are temporary, confirms Google

Google self-driving cars outfitted with steering wheels are temporary, confirms Google

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Following worries that Google's self-driving cars (at least in California) would feature manual controls and not be specifically designed to operate without a human driver, Google has taken to Google+ to quash the speculation and repeat that the current... >>