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US: Google’s autonomous cars are preparing for the unexpected

US: Google’s autonomous cars are preparing for the unexpected

Chris Urmson, director of Google’s self-driving car program, showcased recently the variety of scenarios the company’s test fleet encountered on the streets around their Mountain View, California headquarters. Google is now gearing up to focus its autonomous prototype fleet testing on the more difficult and unpredictable surface streets of an […]

Google and Apple might be tempted by cars for the additional business opportunities

Google and Apple might be tempted by cars for the additional business opportunities

The Internet search giant is already openly developing an autonomous project, while the Cupertino-based competitor is reportedly mulling to build an electric car, possibly with self-driving capabilities. Naturally, one would ask why technology companies are interested in the automotive industry, beyond what they already have – namely developments of the […]

US: a Google autonomous prototype has been struck from behind, the company defends its driverless enterprise

US: a Google autonomous prototype has been struck from behind, the company defends its driverless enterprise

According to Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin, one of the company’s self-driving prototypes now being tested in real-world conditions, has been struck from behind in another rear-end crash, with the executive defensive about the driverless vehicle sector. Brin recently said during a meeting of shareholders in Mountain View, California that […]