Driverless Cars

The mystery van as seen on the streets of Concord. (Claycord.com)

Mystery Van Could Be Apple’s Entry In Effort To Develop Driverless Vehicle

A mysterious minivan with an unknown apparatus on its roof is cruising around the Bay Area, creating speculation it may be a prototype of a self-driving vehicle – this time made by Apple.

02/03/2015

Google headquarters. (Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Lab Quietly Working On Fitbit-Like Wristband To Detect Cancer, Creating Synthetic Skin

While recent Google technologies such as driverless cars and wearable computers make headlines, the tech giant has been quietly working on health related-technologies cancer detectors and making synthetic human skin.

01/29/2015

Google is building 100 prototypes of a car without steering wheels. (Source: Google)

Google Expects Public To Use Driverless Cars On Public Roads In 2-5 Years

The head of self-driving cars for Google expects real people to be using them on public roads in two to five years.

01/15/2015

A self-driving car on the Google campus in Mountain View, September 25, 2012. (CBS)

California DMV Misses Year-End Deadline To Set Rules For Self-Driving Cars

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they’ll know whether “driverless” vehicles are safe.

12/21/2014

A Google driverless car operating on a testing path. (Steve Jurvetson/Wikimedia Commons)

Google Says Driverless Cars Are Mastering City Streets

Google says that cars it is programming to drive themselves have started to master the navigation of city streets and the challenges they bring, from jaywalkers to weaving bicyclists — a critical milestone for any commercially available self-driving car technology.

04/28/2014

A Google driverless car operating on a testing path. (Steve Jurvetson/Wikimedia Commons)

DMV Hosts NorCal Workshop To Create Rules For Driverless Cars

Drivers attended a workshop in Sacramento on Friday where DMV officials were seeking public input on possible regulations of the driverless cars.

04/20/2013

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Tech Report: How Dangerous Is All That Floating Data?

Our technology analyst took part in a panel discussion on the hazards of leaving behind an abundance of data on our wireless devices and computers.

10/24/2012

A Google driverless car operating on a testing path. (Steve Jurvetson/Wikimedia Commons)

California Driverless Car Law Raises Privacy Concerns

California’s new driverless car legislation is raising a red flag from some consumer groups who are concerned the robo-cars could track a person’s movement and pass them on to advertisers.

09/27/2012

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