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Elon Musk Will Take That Whole 'Driverless Car' Idea for Himself, Thanks Very Much

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(Photo: ElonMusk.com) What do you get when you combine Elon Musk, Tesla electric vehicles and driverless car technology? BINGO, yes, but also an automobile so futuristic it may as well shuttle George Jetson around. Bloomberg reports that Tesla CEO Elon Musk is working with Google on figuring out a way...
Elon Musk Will Take That Whole 'Driverless Car' Idea for Himself, Thanks Very Much

Has the time finally come for the driverless car?

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The driverless car is one of those rare innovations that have quickly gained the support of just about everyone. Futurists love them for their potential to radically transform the future of transportation. Transportation planners love them for their ability to reduce congestion and gridlock. Safety advocates love them for...
Has the time finally come for the driverless car?
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Watch These McDonald's Employees Freak Out When A 'Driverless' Car Rolls Up

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A few employees from McDonalds and other fast food restaurants recently got a glimpse of what it would be like to serve food in a world of driverless cars.  One magician, who goes by the name of MagicofRahat on YouTube, drove what appeared to be a self-driving car through a...
Watch These McDonald's Employees Freak Out When A 'Driverless' Car Rolls Up

Blind Man Goes for a Spin in Google's New Driverless Car

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In celebration of 200,000 miles driven without an actual human driver, Google has provided us a glimpse of just how powerful this technology will be for people who are blind. A video produced by the company shows Steve Mahan drive from his house to a local Taco Bell. Mahan is...
Blind Man Goes for a Spin in Google's New Driverless Car
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Google's driverless car now permitted on California roadways

Newt Gingrich Is Still Seriously Stoked About Driverless Cars

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It’s Newt! (Photo: Twitter) Today, Newt Gingrich–as promised on his Twitter feed–devoted a whole installment of “Newt University” to the topic of driverless cars. The thirty-minute session was, essentially, a one-way Google Hangout with Mr. Gingrich talking your ear off about THE FUTURE. “The game-changer, psychologically, is the Google driverless...
Newt Gingrich Is Still Seriously Stoked About Driverless Cars
German auto supplier receives automated car license from Nevada, following Google

Google's Driverless Car Draws Political Power

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Marilyn Dondero Loop, a Nevada state assemblywoman, remembers being skeptical and concerned of possible dangers with self-driving cars when a Google Inc. lobbyist first approached her last year. But then Google introduced Ms. Dondero Loop, who chairs the assembly’s transportation committee, to people who had ridden in its self-driving cars...
Google's Driverless Car Draws Political Power

'Can You Turn It Off??' Sergey Brin's Mother-in-Law Flips Out in Google's Driverless Car

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Ms. Wojcicki (Photo: Flickr) At the TED conference in 2011, Google offered driverless car rides to attendees of the product’s launch party. In attendance was Esther Wojcicki, the mother of 23 and Me founder Anne Wojcicki and mother-in-law to Google cofounder Sergey Brin. Though being an in-law to a pair of...
'Can You Turn It Off??' Sergey Brin's Mother-in-Law Flips Out in Google's Driverless Car

Another Future Clash: How Will The Law Deal With Autonomous Vehicles

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So much of what we seem to talk about is really the clash of disruptive innovation and the opportunity it creates with the existing infrastructure (business, legal, physical) and how they seem to clash in ways that tends to limit and/or delay the innovation. Sometimes you can see these clashes...
Another Future Clash: How Will The Law Deal With Autonomous Vehicles

Should Robots Get Rights?

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I've written before about robots when someone imagines them rising to the level of cognition. Usually these stories are filled with luddite fear of the coming robot apocalypse. This time, however, let's take a quick trip down a robotic philosophical rabbit hole. Computerworld has a story questioning whether or not...
Should Robots Get Rights?
Google's self-driving cars have logged more than 300,000 accident-free miles

Self-Driving Cars Are Still 'Years Away' (GOOG)

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Experts say we're still years away from fully driverless cars, Dan Strumpf of The Wall Street Journal reports.  California, Nevada, and Florida have all passed laws regarding driverless cars. But in Nevada, where legislators have made the most progress, self-driving cars are only legal for testing, and nothing more. Other states,...
Self-Driving Cars Are Still 'Years Away' (GOOG)

Liability Issues Create Potholes on the Road to Driverless Cars

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Arizona lawmakers last year were debating a law laying out guidelines for an up-and-coming technology: self-driving vehicles. Then they got to a question they couldn’t steer around: Who is to blame if a driverless car gets in a wreck? When there is no driver, the answer turns complicated, and the...
Liability Issues Create Potholes on the Road to Driverless Cars

Predicting the Driverless Car (in 1958)

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The automated car of the past would have relied on an electrified road....
Predicting the Driverless Car (in 1958)
California passes law paving the way for driverless cars

Today's Scuttlebot: Flying Robot Insects and Drawing With Molecules

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Thursday, selections include police going undercover to stop the sales of stolen cellphones, an argument that no one can look good wearing Google Glass and a look through the eyes of...
Today's Scuttlebot: Flying Robot Insects and Drawing With Molecules

Liability Creates Potholes for Driverless Cars

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With self-driving cars expected to hit the roads within a decade, lawmakers are wrestling with the question of who is to blame if a driverless car gets in a wreck....
Liability Creates Potholes for Driverless Cars

Could robots soon add to mankind's existential threats?

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A driverless car and other advances suggest humans haven't got long left as robots' intellectual superiorsOnce upon a time, the term "existentialism" had connotations of seedy French intellectuals groping impressionable young women in Parisian cafes while spouting nonsense about the paramountcy of individual experience. But that was then and this is...
Could robots soon add to mankind's existential threats?

Today's Scuttlebot: Steve Ballmer's N.B.A. Plans and Why the C.E.S. Matters

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Wednesday, selections include an item on a plan to rejuvenate the Seattle Sonics, a joke invoving the driverless car, a North Korean student computer lab and why the Consumer Electronics Show...
Today's Scuttlebot: Steve Ballmer's N.B.A. Plans and Why the C.E.S. Matters
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Nevada lets Google's driverless car hit the open road, requires it to bring a driver

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Driving through Las Vegas can be distracting -- bright lights, sun-powered death rays and international Consumer Electronics Shows have a tendency to catch a geek's eye -- good thing, then, that Nevada's deemed Google fit to test its autonomous automobile on public streets. The state's Department of Transportation was...
Nevada lets Google's driverless car hit the open road, requires it to bring a driver
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Toyota and Lexus showcase autonomous research vehicle

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LAS VEGAS - Toyota is jumping cautiously onto the self-driving car bandwagon. On Monday, the company showcased an "advanced active safety research vehicle" (a tricked-out Lexus LS460), which they are using to test out various autonomous driving features. The company stresses that, while this research could lead to fully-autonomous...
Toyota and Lexus showcase autonomous research vehicle
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Report: Google considering retail store push, but where's Amazon?

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Could Google glasses be coming to a retail store near you? Apple is doing it. And so is Microsoft. Now, Google may jump into the brick-and-mortar retail game. 9to5Google reports that the Internet search giant plans to open retail stores in the U.S. in time for the 2013 holiday season....
Report: Google considering retail store push, but where's Amazon?
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