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Google updates Android Auto with default dark mode and more ahead of I/O 2019
Google updates Android Auto with default dark mode and more ahead of I/O 2019 By Maggie Tillman

Google described the new version of its smartphone-powered infotainment system as something that should be more seamless and actionable.... Read more

Anker Roav Bolt adds always-on Google Assistant smarts to any car for $50
Anker Roav Bolt adds always-on Google Assistant smarts to any car for $50 By Maggie Tillman

Want to seamlessly use Google Assistant in your car, new or old? Then check out the new Roav Bolt by Anker.... Read more

JBL Link Drive adds always-on Google Assistant smarts to any car
JBL Link Drive adds always-on Google Assistant smarts to any car By Maggie Tillman

It can make any car with a cigarette lighter into a Google Assistant car. But the best part is it's not expensive and there's no distracting screen.... Read more

Full Google Assistant now works with Android Auto
Full Google Assistant now works with Android Auto By Rik Henderson

Google Assistant has been fully integrated into Android Auto in the UK. You can now use "OK Google" to perform many different in-car activities.Voice has... Read more

Future Volvos will be voice controlled through Google Assistant
Future Volvos will be voice controlled through Google Assistant By Max Langridge

Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has today come through on its promise to embed Android within its next generation Sensus infotainment system. The new version... Read more

Waymo patents a car that can adjust rigidity if it were to hit a human
Waymo patents a car that can adjust rigidity if it were to hit a human By Elyse Betters

Google-owned Waymo has always wanted to reduce the number of deaths related to automobile accidents, and its latest patent is just another attempt at accomplishing... Read more

Seat DriveApp now works fully with Android Auto
Seat DriveApp now works fully with Android Auto By Rik Henderson

Seat has released a new version of its DriveApp Android application that now fully integrates with Android Auto. The Spanish car manufacturer claims to... Read more

Waymo killed its adorable self-driving cars to focus on minivans
Waymo killed its adorable self-driving cars to focus on minivans By Elyse Betters

You know those cute Waymo cars - the ones that are the size of golf carts? Well, don't expect to see them on the road again.Waymo is a self-driving car... Read more

Google Waymo offers self-driving car rides to public for first time
Google Waymo offers self-driving car rides to public for first time By Elyse Betters

Remember Waymo? Well, for the first time, it is offering ride services to members of the public.Waymo is a startup that Google created for its self-driving... Read more

You can now start your Mercedes car via Alexa or Google Assistant
You can now start your Mercedes car via Alexa or Google Assistant By Elyse Betters

It's official. Voice assistants are everywhere.They're in our phones, speakers, washing machines, and now, cars. Mercedes-Benz has announced that both... Read more

What is Google Waymo and when can you expect the first cars?
What is Google Waymo and when can you expect the first cars? By Elyse Betters

After many years and millions of miles of testing, Google has launched a dedicated company for its self-driving car efforts.The company, called Waymo,... Read more

This is what Google's new self-driving Chrysler minivans look like
This is what Google's new self-driving Chrysler minivans look like By Elyse Betters

Google's self-driving cars have come a long way since those golf cart-looking prototypes we've all seen.Earlier this month, Google revealed it was shaking... Read more

Are futuristic self-driving cars already a thing of the past? Google stops development
Are futuristic self-driving cars already a thing of the past? Google stops development By Max Langridge

Google has been developing its own self-driving autonomous car for the past few years, racking up several million testing miles. But before the car could... Read more

Android Auto now supports 'OK Google' hands-free commands
Android Auto now supports 'OK Google' hands-free commands By Elyse Betters

Android Auto now lets you go completely hands-free, thanks to "OK Google".Recently, Google launched Android Auto for your phone - so all you need to... Read more

Google Android Auto update brings car mode to all Android smartphones
Google Android Auto update brings car mode to all Android smartphones By Max Langridge

Android Auto is Google's answer to Apple CarPlay. It lets you view compatible apps from your smartphone on the car's main head unit display, leaving you... Read more

Google will build self-driving car center near the home of the US auto industry
Google will build self-driving car center near the home of the US auto industry By Elyse Betters

Google has announced it is building a 53,000-square-foot facility near Detroit.The team behind the company's self-driving car project revealed the news... Read more

Chinese search giant Baidu is forming a self-driving car team in Silicon Valley
Chinese search giant Baidu is forming a self-driving car team in Silicon Valley By Elyse Betters

Baidu is giving people another reason to call it the Google of China; it's investing deeply in a Silicon Valley self-driving car team.Baidu said last... Read more

Google is testing wireless charging for self-driving cars
Google is testing wireless charging for self-driving cars By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

Google driverless cars set to hit UK roads soon
Google driverless cars set to hit UK roads soon By Luke Edwards

Google's autonomous cars have been getting plenty of US testing and now they look set to begin driving trials in the UK.The UK government is currently... Read more

Google with its driverless cars wants to become an Uber
Google with its driverless cars wants to become an Uber By Elyse Betters

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,... Read more

Google's self-driving cars just got a fresh paint job, see the new looks here
Google's self-driving cars just got a fresh paint job, see the new looks here By Elyse Betters

Although Google's self-driving cars just started cruising down the streets of Mountain View this past summer, they've already been given a major update.... Read more

Google's time-traveling car plans 'leak' online on Back to the Future Day
Google's time-traveling car plans 'leak' online on Back to the Future Day By Elyse Betters

It seems like every company is using Back to the Future Day for fun or promotional purposes, including Google.While Lyft is offering free DeLorean rides... Read more

Google's little prototype cars are now self-driving on California roads
Google's little prototype cars are now self-driving on California roads By Elyse Betters

Google's prototype self-driving cars were due to hit California roads by this summer, and now the company has announced they are ready and already cruising... Read more

You'll never guess how many accidents Google driverless cars have been in
You'll never guess how many accidents Google driverless cars have been in By Elyse Betters

Have you ever wondered if Google's driverless-car project has resulted in any accidents (or worse yet - injuries and fatalities)? The company has realised... Read more

Android Auto: How does it work and when will it finally be available?
Android Auto: How does it work and when will it finally be available? By Elyse Betters

Google isn't going to let Apple steal your attention, not even for one second, so it outlined a new plan of attack last summer that aims to keep you tied... Read more

Google self-driving cars to hit the public roads this summer
Google self-driving cars to hit the public roads this summer By Luke Edwards

Google has announced that the general public will be driving on roads with its self-driving cars from this summer.Despite recent news of reported accidents... Read more

Google's self-driving car crash: Is media coverage just hype or should we know more?
Google's self-driving car crash: Is media coverage just hype or should we know more? By Luke Edwards

UPDATE: Google has announced, via Backchannel, that it's self-driving cars have been in 11 accidents in the last 6 years, none of which were the fault... Read more

Germany's top car companies don't want Google in the driving seat
Germany's top car companies don't want Google in the driving seat By Chris Hall

Android Auto is a focus of Google, with recent news that Android M might be a more robust Android Auto offering, designed specifically for car integration.The... Read more

Android M, the next version of Android Auto, rumoured to be built straight into cars
Android M, the next version of Android Auto, rumoured to be built straight into cars By Elyse Betters

Google has a plan for Android Auto that would make it much more robust than a version of Android that simply projects smartphone apps onto a car's infotainment... Read more

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

Following worries that Google's self-driving cars (at least in California) would feature manual controls and not be specifically designed to operate without... Read more

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 Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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 Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Boris Johnson: London's already got driverless cars...
Boris Johnson: London's already got driverless cars... By Stuart Miles

London Technology Week has kicked off with a bang with London Mayor Boris Johnson and former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg competing to build a brand new... Read more

Driverless cars to hit UK streets as new laws could soon make them legal
Driverless cars to hit UK streets as new laws could soon make them legal By Luke Edwards

The British government could soon begin the process of creating new laws that make way for driverless cars on UK roads.Google unveiled its driverless... Read more

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 Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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 Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Google Glass to be made road legal in the UK?
Google Glass to be made road legal in the UK? By Luke Edwards

The UK Department for Transport (DfT) could be reconsidering its decision that the use of Google Glass while driving would be illegal. The Sunday Times... Read more

Google announces Open Automotive Alliance (OAA): Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai and Nvidia partner to bring Android to your car
Google announces Open Automotive Alliance (OAA): Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai and Nvidia partner to bring Android to your car By Chris Hall

Google has announced the launch of the Open Automotive Alliance at CES 2014, with the aim of taking Android on the road.We previously reported that Audi... Read more

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

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.... Read more