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Google’s self-driving cars have now been involved in a dozen accidents, though none were caused by the tech company’s vehicles. The company reported and acknowledged a 12th accident last week, with company co-founder Sergey Brin saying that the self-driving car was stopped at a traffic light when it was rear-ended by another driver. Information on […]

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Google has announced its safety drivers will begin testing fully self-driving vehicle prototypes on the streets of Mountain View, California this summer after undergoing rigorous testing at Google’s test facilities. The self-driving car that Google will be testing will feature the same software that its existing fleet of self-driving Lexus RX450h SUVs uses, which has […]

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Since testing of self-driving cars on California’s public roads began in September 2014, four accidents have been reported. Two of the accidents occurred while the vehicle was being piloted by a human while the other two happened while the vehicle was driving itself. In both the self-driving cases, the cars were travelling 10 mph or […]

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A study released this week says 6-10 percent of American adults in fully autonomous self-driving vehicles “would be expected to often, usually, or always experience some level of motion sickness.” This is one finding in the survey, research and analysis conducted by Michael Sivak Brandon Schoettle or the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Ann […]

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More often than not news of “autonomous” cars that operate without a driver has been positive but last week in Tokyo their future was being predicted as having far more hurdles than is commonly reported. This widespread view was voiced by engineers and IT experts at the ITS World Congress, a venue that in previous […]

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Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk has been reported as saying the electric automaker wants to produce a car capable of operating on “auto-pilot” in the next three years. Auto-pilot is the metaphorical term Musk uses for driverless, or autonomous vehicles, and in this case, an estimated 90-percent of control would be delegated to the car’s […]

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