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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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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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This past Saturday, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said that he had a visit with Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Apple’s Chief Executive Tim Cook during a recent trip to California. Fiat’s CEO said he also reportedly spent 45 minutes in one of Google’s self driving cars. Marchionne, the person responsible for bringing Fiat and […]

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In early 2013, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk was close to settling a deal that would have had Google buy Tesla outright for $6 billion, with $5 billion additional for future factory expansions. On May 8, 2013 Tesla posted its first ever quarterly profit, nearly surprising everyone due in part to a higher demand for […]

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We have officially entered into the future of automobile transportation and Google is in the driver’s seat. The tech giant revealed its first “fully functional” self-driving car on December 22 and announced its intention to test drive the vehicle on San Francisco area roads in 2015. Google has been developing self-driving car technology for years […]

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While Google, Nissan, Toyota and others are pushing hard towards making vehicles less reliant on the people inside them, as with many burgeoning new technologies, there are some who believe such drastic changes are fraught with danger. According to a report in the Guardian, the FBI commissioned an internal study into the potential risks driverless […]

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Envision Solar International, Inc. announced yesterday that it has deployed its fully autonomous, mobile, and solar powered EV ARC Electric Vehicle Charging station to a search engine customer in Silicon Valley. While Envision did not mention the Search Engine Customer, it is clear, from the picture provided and other information we have that this customer […]

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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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A coalition of auto and technology companies announced a new industry alliance aimed at bringing the Android platform to the car. The Android ecosystem has seen over one billion devices activated to date. Audi, GM, Google, Honda, Hyundai and NVIDIA have joined together to form the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), a global alliance of technology […]

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