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Google is setting up shop in Michigan, near the Detroit Big Three. The tech giant has been working on self-driving cars and will open a self-driving technology department in Novi, Michigan. Google said that it has spent the past few years working from the Greater Detroit area and many of its current partners are based […]

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While self-driving cars are expected to increase vehicle safety, mobility, and convenience, transportation researchers are concerned that that too many people may be using them. Researchers predict the number of miles driven will skyrocket, and could add to traffic congestion. Self-driving cars will likely be used for more trips including chauffeuring children to school and […]

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Today Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said that his company’s partnership with Google on autonomous vehicles is just the “first phase” of larger relationship. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is working to put Google’s autonomous driving system in 100 Chrysler Pacifica minivans. “This first phase of the operation is very targeted. It’s designed to take Google […]

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It’s now official. FCA and Google have teamed up to expand the tech giant’s self-driving car program. Up until now, Google has mostly used Toyota and Lexus models for its self-driving car prototypes, but soon we will be seeing the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivan sporting Google’s gear. The automaker announced that the first-of-its-kind collaboration […]

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Google is putting its self-driving cars on the roads of Phoenix, Arizona. It will be the fourth city that will allow Google to test its self-driving car prototypes, and the new location will give its vehicles a chance to practice driving in a desert environment. In addition, the Lexus RX450h SUVs will get to “experience […]

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Rumblings from deep-pocketed tech companies have inspired many to postulate it’s just a matter of time before electric cars from companies like Apple arrive, but the CEO of Nissan and protagonist for the Leaf says he has no worries. “I don’t think we’re headed this way,” he said this week at the New York auto […]

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An expert on autonomy has told American legislators that automakers should slow down when it comes to autonomous-car technology. Mary Cummings, the director of the Humans and Autonomy Laboratory at Duke University, told a panel of legislators on Tuesday that automakers and suppliers are bringing autonomous driving technology to market without enough testing. SEE ALSO: […]

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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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