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A bunch of driverless cars are now being trialled in the UK, so it makes sense to give researchers a special kind of road-testing rulebook. After all, Britain's existing laws were never written with autonomous vehicles in mind. To support the new wave of research, the Department for Transport (DfT...

July 20th 2015 at 4:45am 0 Comments
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Self-driving cars are edging ever closer to becoming smart, reliable motors people can actually buy from their local dealerships. Google's crafted its first cheery prototype and Audi's driverless RS7 will happily whip around a test track at 150MPH. But while autonomous-vehicle technology is maturi...

February 12th 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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If you haven't started thinking about next year's CES yet, Daimler AG has beat you to the punch. Not only will Mercedes Benz CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche be delivering a keynote about autonomous vehicle tech and its greater impacts, but he's going to debut a new concept vehicle too, according to the Con...

October 9th 2014 at 4:07am 0 Comments
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Ford is convinced that autonomous cars are the future, and it's putting its money where its mouth is by unveiling a Fusion Hybrid variant built solely for researching driverless-car technology. The experimental machine boosts existing driver-assistance tech with four LIDAR sensors that create a 3D...

December 12th 2013 at 5:37pm 0 Comments
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Thanks to a new law passed in California, Google's driverless cars might soon be stuck in its traffic with all the other hapless commuters. Although they won't hit the highway yet, like they can in Nevada, the bipartisan bill will allow bureaucrats to craft safety and performance standards -- lett...

May 22nd 2012 at 1:41pm 0 Comments
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If you've been looking for an excuse to start using Chrome, Eric Schmidt is here to remind you, "it's free." Well, free, fast, secure and of course, on Android. After a quick demo of new Android Chrome app, Schmidt took the stage at Mobile World Congress to dream up a future of holographic project...

February 29th 2012 at 10:49pm 0 Comments
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We were admittedly cynical last summer, when Nevada's state legislature passed a law regulating the safety of driverless cars. But maybe we shouldn't have been, because it looks like they're actually serious about it. The state has now begun fleshing out its campaign with new regulations for testi...

February 17th 2012 at 8:01am 0 Comments