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Police Stop Google Self-Driving Car for Going too Slowly

A car built by Google that drives itself around California streets had a brush with the law for driving too slowly. A police officer in the tech giant’s Silicon Valley hometown pulled over the prototype car Thursday because it was …

Nissan’s Autonomous Car Safely Drives and Recognizes Pedestrians

Being a passenger in a self-driving car is similar to being driven around by a very cautious person, maybe your grandmother. Requiring neither hands on the steering wheel nor a foot on the gas pedal or brakes, the Nissan Motor …

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Equipped With Brakes, Steering Wheels Tested This Summer

Google Inc will begin testing self-driving cars of its own design on public roads this summer, but they will have steering wheels and brakes, which is not what the company described a year ago. Engineers will operate 25 prototype vehicles, …

Google Expects Driverless Cars on Public Roads in 2 to 5 Years

The head of self-driving cars for Google expects real people to be using them on public roads in two to five years. Chris Urmson says the cars would still be test vehicles, and Google would collect data on how they …

Self-Driving Google Car Gets Test Drive

The car stopped at stop signs. It glided around curves. It didn’t lurch or jolt. The most remarkable thing about the drive was that it was utterly unremarkable. This isn’t damning with faint praise. It’s actually high praise for the …

Leaving the Driving to a Computer Has Big Benefits

In some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don’t drink and then climb behind the wheel. They don’t do drugs, get distracted, fall asleep, run red lights or tailgate. And their reaction times are quicker. They do such a good …

Google Tests Self-Driving Car at Virginia Tech

Google is working with Virginia Tech researchers to bring its vision of cars that can drive themselves one step closer to reality. The technology company spent the past month in Blacksburg testing one of its self-driving cars at the Virginia …