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Google's driverless car with no steering wheel or brakes is now forced to offer manual controls

Google's driverless car with no steering wheel or brakes is now forced to offer manual controls

By 21 August 2014

Google's new self-driving car prototypes have hit a bump in the road. They now need to feature manual controls by next month, or else Google will no longer be able to test them in California. Google announced in May that it built a prototype self-driving... >>

Google's self-driving cars are capable of breaking the speed limit, if necessary

Google's self-driving cars are capable of breaking the speed limit, if necessary

By 20 August 2014

Google's self-driving cars are designed to break the law. Sort of. Dmitri Dolgov, the moonshot's lead software engineer, told Reuters that Google's self-driving cars attempt to stay within the speed limit, but certin traffic conditions might encourage... >>

Hyundai gets stunt drivers to dive out of moving cars to show them self-driving

Hyundai gets stunt drivers to dive out of moving cars to show them self-driving

By 11 July 2014

We've heard of cars driving themselves in convoys, but never seen it looking so cool. Hyundai has got a bunch of daredevils to dive from moving cars onto a truck bed, while the cars carry on driving. The best bit isn't just the Hyundai Advanced Smart... >>

Google's next self-driving car will have no brakes or steering wheel

Google's next self-driving car will have no brakes or steering wheel

By 28 May 2014

Google has released details of prototype self-driving passenger cars that look far more like the ones you might have seen in science fiction movies. But they will be in operation within two years. They have no pedals. That's means that there's no manual... >>

Google self-driving cars can now spot cyclist signals, level crossings and more

Google self-driving cars can now spot cyclist signals, level crossings and more

By 28 April 2014

Google's self-driving cars are now street smart for cities. Up until recently, the autonomous vehicles from Mountain View were best suited to wide-open roads like highways (or as Californians would say, freeways). But they've now logged nearly 700,000... >>

Renault Next Two brings the self-driving car of 2020 to the present

Renault Next Two brings the self-driving car of 2020 to the present

By 7 February 2014

Renault hasĀ unveiledĀ its Next Two car that offers self-driving, smart connectivity and can even valet park itself while you're walking away. The Renault Next Two is currently a prototype for what the car of 2020 will be able to do. The idea is that... >>

Google X explained: What's really going on at Google's secret lab?

Google X explained: What's really going on at Google's secret lab?

By 21 January 2014

Google revealed last week that it is working on a smart contact lens that can measure glucose levels in diabetics' tears - but that's just one of the many outlandish projects currently in development at the not-so top secret Google X lab. The name Google... >>

Nissan plans to release self-driving cars commercially by 2020

Nissan plans to release self-driving cars commercially by 2020

By 27 August 2013

Nissan announced on Tuesday it plans to have a fleet of self-driving, autonomous cars commercially ready by 2020. Autonomous cars have been research projects for many large technology and vehicle companies in recent years, with Google being the biggest... >>

Google might make its own self-driving 'robo-taxi' cars

Google might make its own self-driving 'robo-taxi' cars

By 23 August 2013

Imagine calling a taxi for pick up and then walking outside only to see...no one at the wheel. Say hello to Robo-taxi. No, it's not an upcoming blockbuster. It's Google's next moonshot under Google X, according to a report by Amir Efrati, writing on Jessica... >>