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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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Alongside the development of self-driving electric cars, technology giant Google is looking into wireless charging systems. Google’s parent company Alphabet has filed documents with the U.S. Federal Communication Commission (FCC) that reveal that company has been testing two different wireless charging systems. The first was installed at Google’s California HQ in February, 2015 by Hevo […]

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The U.S. government has pledged to offer around $3.9 billion over the next 10 years to help get self-driving cars into the hands of American consumers. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the funding in Detroit this week, also pledging that U.S. lawmakers will help to refine regulations to clear the way of roadblocks. The money […]

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Self-driving car prototypes could have caused numerous accidents if human drivers didn’t intervene. The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has released autonomous vehicle disengagement reports, detailing how often autonomous technology failed during testing, leading to a human driver needing to intervene. Google, one of the biggest companies at the forefront of self-driving cars, reported […]

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Ford and Google are in discussions that may lead to plans for Ford to build autonomous cars for Google. According to a report published yesterday by Automotive News, sources with knowledge of the project said the two companies have been in negotiations “for a long time,” and an announcement regarding the venture could come as […]

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Google is planning to turn its self-driving car division into a standalone company next year. The new company will also offer rides for hire, challenging Uber and Lyft with its fleet of self-driving cars. The new standalone business will fall under the Alphabet Inc. corporate umbrella, a person briefed on the strategy recently told Bloomberg. […]

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Ten companies are now licensed to drive autonomous vehicles in various states on U.S. roads, and three of them have been involved in crashes in California. To examine things at this stage, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute examined the yet-limited miles and data to draw what conclusions it could. Compared to conventional vehicles, […]

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It appears that Google may be moving beyond the research phase of its self-driving cars, ramping up production for possible retail sale in the future. For the past six years Google has been testing autonomous vehicle technology. Then, in 2014, the company released its own vehicle: a compact self-driving car with no steering wheel or […]

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China’s equivalent to Google is reportedly working on its own self-driving car. Chinese tech giant Baidu is quite similar to Google, offering an Internet search engine along with multimedia content including MP3 music files and movies. The company is actually the first Chinese firm to be listed on the NASDAQ-100 index. It’s also the top […]

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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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