CNET On Cars
Why waste your drive time doing the actual driving, when technology can be your chauffeur? The century-old auto culture is on the verge of radical change, and you can thank Google for where it's headed.
Robot enthusiasts debate ways to protect self-driving cars and other autonomous machines from the looming existential threat of class action lawsuits.
Panic? An accident? Perhaps both. In Indonesia, a (human) Street View driver loses his bearings and causes mayhem.
In Arkansas, a Street View driver is cited for careless or prohibited driving after getting his bearings wrong.
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Don't mock Google's robo-cars. A ride in one shows that you, the driver, may soon be obsolete.
Google's new self-driving car prototype surprised even robo-car experts and suggests the company is further along than expected.
The two-seater prototype relies on built-in sensors and a software system to safely maneuver around obstacles.
The company's partnership with software companies will yield an electronics package that can see pedestrians, tell if a driver is dozing off, and initiate emergency-stop decisions.
The robo-cars can now handle sticky situations like signaling bicyclists and navigating through railway crossings and construction zones. That means, says Google, they've got a better sense of handling real-world risks.