We’ve seen them in movies for half a century. The concept cars have been popping up for decades. Some of you might have even seen a driverless car on the road. When are they going to become mainstream? To understand the future, it’s important to understand the past. The technology is finally reaching a tipping… Continue reading The current (and future) status of driverless cars
Tesla Motors, a company famous for its electric-cars, said that they’re looking into driverless technology as a possible feature for their future vehicles. Elon Musk, the head of Tesla Motors, said that driverless technology is the next logical step in the evolution of cars. The California based company has been in discussions with Google about… Continue reading Will cars soon have an autopilot feature?
The concept of a car that drives itself without our input is a scary prospect to some. Anyone who has been in a collision that they feel they couldn’t have avoided knows that even split-second human reactions are often not enough to prevent an accident. While there will be those who are extremely trusting of… Continue reading A case for embracing driverless cars
The cars of today are costly in more ways than one. In 2010, there were 35,000 deaths due to car crashes in the U.S., and car crashes cost the economy $230 billion every year. Traffic congestion costs the U.S. economy a staggering $87.2 billion a year. As a nation, we waste 4.2 billion hours in… Continue reading Self-driving cars rule the future
For most of us, the Google driverless car project is just another esoteric thing that Silicone Valley billionaires do with all their money. However, it might surprise you to learn that the driverless car project has the potential to influence the direction that the automotive industry goes. Everything from cheap car insurance to motor vehicle… Continue reading Everything you need to know about the Google driverless car
As elections at the national, state, and local approach, the political attack ads will increase. It’s the way of US politics, but it can often be almost as entertaining as it is disgraceful. Case-in-point: this video by a political action committee in Florida that supports Jim Frishe against Jeff Brandes for the State Senate seat… Continue reading Driverless cars will kill the elderly (if you believe this political ad in Florida)
While Google takes on the role of trailblazer in Nevada, there are questions that surround the technology behind their driverless car. The questions aren’t about whether or not the technology will work but rather around who will actually allow themselves to be driven around. There’s an obvious demographic, of course. Those with disabilities such as… Continue reading As Google makes driverless cars a reality, who will actually “drive” them?
The future is now. At least, that is what we will be saying when the driverless automobile takes to the roads. Google has been testing its driverless technology with the Toyota Prius on the streets of California and with so much success, Nevada has approved America’s first driverless license. Like the futuristic ride Will Smith… Continue reading Driverless technology: Google gets behind the wheel
With California having major financial woes, the Google Driverless Car may be enough to tank the entire state since ID cards cost $6 less than driver’s licenses. This and many other satirical consequences of the looming possibility of having driverless cars on the road fill this clever graphic. If Google is seeing this, they need… Continue reading Google’s driverless car comes with (satirical) consequences
Steve Mahan is just like everyone else with a car. He likes to hop in the driver’s seat on a sunny California day and hit the drive-thru for a taco on his way to the dry cleaners. Unlike most drivers, Steve Mahan has lost 95% of his vision and is legally blind, but thanks to… Continue reading Google’s self-driving car user #0000000001