Google driverless car News

Google Driverless Test Cars to Have Steering Wheels, Brakes

Google Inc. will begin testing self-driving cars of its own design on public roads this summer, but they will have steering wheels and brakes, which is not what the company described a year ago. Engineers will operate 25 prototype vehicles, …

Bloomberg: Google Is Developing Competitor to Uber

Uber faces an ever-growing cast of adversaries that includes dubious regulators, litigious drivers, hostile members of the press, and some well-funded rivals. But the most significant threat to the app-based transportation company may be much closer to home: one of its …

Driven to Praise After Testing Google’s Driverless Car

The car stopped at stop signs. It glided around curves. It didn’t lurch or jolt. The most remarkable thing about the drive was that it was utterly unremarkable. This isn’t damning with faint praise. It’s actually high praise for the …

Google, Detroit Take Different Routes on Driverless Cars

In 2012, a small team of Google Inc. engineers and business staffers met with several of the world’s largest car makers to discuss partnerships to build self-driving cars. In one meeting, both sides were enthusiastic about the futuristic technology, yet …

Individual or Corporate? Two Visions of the Sharing Economy

Google’s driverless car and Apple’s deal to buy Beats Electronics, primarily for its streaming music service, represent the latest moves in a battle between two visions of the sharing economy: One in which the goods being shared belong to the …

‘Look, Ma, No Steering Wheel’ in Google’s Autonomous Car

Google Inc. is building cars that don’t have steering wheels, accelerator pedals or brake pedals, in an ambitious expansion of the Internet company’s efforts to develop self-driving cars. The small electric cars, which seat two passengers, are currently prototypes that …