self-driving car

  • Google Self-Driving Car’s Chris Urmson On California DMV: “Same Old Status Quo”

    Google Self-Driving Car’s Chris Urmson On California DMV: “Same Old Status Quo”

    Yesterday, the California DMV posted a draft of proposed regulations for self-driving vehicles. Obviously, Google was waiting to see what came down and now that they’ve had some time to look through it all, their head of the Self-Driving unit, Chris Urmson, has responded with a Medium post. Since these regulations are in draft form, the long back and forth between companies and the… Read More

  • Google Self-Driving Car Update From October: No Crashes, Halloween Helpful

    Google Self-Driving Car Update From October: No Crashes, Halloween Helpful

    Today, Google shared their self-driving car project monthly report. Good news, there were no accidents. There were however, some interesting learnings that the team shared about how they’re training their software. Apparently, Halloween was a big help: Halloween’s a great time to get some extra learning done. This week, lots of little ghouls, superheroes and even robots were… Read More

  • Google Names John Krafcik Its Self-Driving Car Project CEO

    Google Names John Krafcik Its Self-Driving Car Project CEO

    Easily one of the most exciting areas of Alphabet/Google’s future is its self-driving car unit. Today, that group got a CEO with a massive amount of automotive experience. Right now, the company reports to Sundar Pichai and Google, but could be spun out as a company under Alphabet, since it’s going to turn into a monster of a business for the parent company. Read More

  • When The Bus Will Be Its Own Boss Crunch Network

    When The Bus Will Be Its Own Boss

    Thousands of cabs make their way through the streets of London. Hundreds of buses pick up and drop off passengers. Trucks carry their cargo. They are, of course, autonomous; like Google’s self-driving car, they all move without a driver. This vision is almost a cliche. Everyone is already talking about a future where professional drivers are unemployed and all vehicles will drive… Read More

  • Driverless Cars Are Already Here Crunch Network

    Driverless Cars Are Already Here

    With big initiatives under way from Google, Apple, Daimler and more, the autonomous car is driving into view as the future of transportation. Whenever we imagine this technology, the reality always seems distant. Indeed, the dominant narrative of Silicon Valley companies’ development efforts is one of stealth, with eventual glitzy launches far in the future, following lengthy secret testing. Read More

  • Conan Shows Us A World Where Google’s Self Driving Car “Has A Few Bugs”

    Conan Shows Us A World Where Google’s Self Driving Car “Has A Few Bugs”

    Last week, Google showed off the prototype for its self-driving cars. Designed from scratch, the little bug-like vehicles look like gumdrops on wheels (and they even have little faces,) inviting us into a relatively uncertain future where technology and a set of sensors literally take the wheel. Some are stoked about it. Others are more skeptical. Conan O’Brien, ever the jokester, seems… Read More

  • Google’s Self-Driving Car Project Is A World’s Fair Fantasy Turned City Street Reality

    Google’s Self-Driving Car Project Is A World’s Fair Fantasy Turned City Street Reality

    Google has made a lot of progress on its self-driving car project in the past few years, and just this week it began ferrying journalists around Mountain View in the autonomous vehicles. The company shared with us a heap of information about the project, its history and how it came to be in light of its recent advancements – and while it’s been hard going, you might be surprised at… Read More

  • Google’s Self-Driving Cars Complete 300K Miles Without Accident, Deemed Ready For Commuting

    Google’s Self-Driving Cars Complete 300K Miles Without Accident, Deemed Ready For Commuting

    Google’s self-driving car project is probably one of the most audacious experiments the company has embarked upon. Today, Google announced another milestone for this project: its fleet of about a dozen autonomous cars has now driving 300,000 miles without a single accident under computer control. While this is obviously very positive news for the project, Google warns that… Read More