Autonomous vehicle testing in California is pretty heavily regulated. Google’s self-driving car company Waymo has had a permit for a long time now, and all permit holders must disclose data, such as amount of disengagements per thousand miles. A disengagement is when a person takes control over the car.
Waymo has driven 50% more miles ... Read More »
Honking isn’t the most pleasant sound in the world, and I’m sure you hate it even more if you live in a densely populated area with lots of traffic. But a car’s horn can be critical for avoiding dangerous situations, and can even be used in a friendly way (to an extent).
To make its ... Read More »
Google’s self-driving cars have had a spotless driving record so far. After over a million miles of driving in some tough cities (let’s be fair, California drivers aren’t exactly great), there hasn’t been a single crash where the car was at fault. The few times a self driving car has been damaged is either someone running ... Read More »
Google has practically conquered web browsing, the smartphone OS, voice recognition, contextual computing, map and location software, search and more. So what’s next? Aside from home-automation, wearables and network accessibility, how about the way we travel nearly every single day of our lives?
Last night at the inaugural Code Conference hosted by Re/code, Google’s own ... Read More »
“Look, Ma, no hands,” said Steve Mahan, who is legally blind, as he rode around in one of Google’s self-driving vehicles. “No hands, no feet. This is some of the best driving I’ve ever done.”
Google announced their self-driving car project in 2010 to make driving safer, more enjoyable, and more efficient. They recently felt ... Read More »