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Google has patented a novel way to prevent pedestrian injuries, and time will tell whether this idea will stick. Ever trying new things, the Internet giant and autonomous car pioneer has received a patent for a design that adheres an impacted pedestrian to the hood of self-driving cars, preventing the person from being thrown back […]

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Google’s X self-driving car project has posted a number of job listings, looking mostly for individuals with expertise in manufacturing. Exactly thirty six jobs were posted searching for engineers who could work on displays, robotics, sensors and motion control. Jobs for managers in charge of operations, materials and marketing were also posted. It’s no secret […]

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Self-driving cars have overcome another regulatory hurdle as U.S. vehicle regulators say that the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving car can be the legal driver. The National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) told this to Google’s self-driving car unit in a letter after the tech company submitted plans for a self-driving car that has “no […]

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Google is actively seeking established manufacturing partners to help bring its self-driving car to market. Earlier this month, Google announced that it was hiring former Hyundai CEO John Krafcik to head the company’s self-driving car project and now it’s working on a business plan to bring its autonomous technology to the masses. Company co-founder Sergey […]

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Google has patented a new pothole detection system in hopes of keeping drivers away from pothole-ridden streets. According to the patent filing, Google has designed vehicles with pothole detectors that use a combination of GPS and motion sensors to determine when the vehicle drives over a pothole. If the motion sensor is triggered as a […]

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People still aren’t ready to accept self-driving cars, according to a new study. Researchers Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute recently conducted a study to determine the general public’s opinion on self-driving cars and whether autonomous features are even welcomed by motorists. A total of 505 respondents over […]

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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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For years Google has been developing self-driving cars and now has gone one better in assembling its own prototype. The vehicle doesn’t resemble a Prius or other Toyota or Lexus product, and in fact, it has no steering wheel, gas or brake pedal. Thus there is no driver required, but rather occupants are treated to […]

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