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    Report: Google shacking up with Continental on self-driving cars
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    Google, well known tester of self-driving cars, may have just come one step closer to making its sci-fi tech a widely realistic proposition. Along with IBM, it's inked a deal with tier one supplier Continental, according to Reuters. The official announcement is set to be made during September's ...

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    Report: Mercedes pondering Google Glass navi
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    Engadget is reporting that Mercedes-Benz might be tinkering with Google Glass for its future navigation systems. The first, big-name wearable tech item of the 21st century, Google Glass has a huge degree of potential in a number of fields, not the least of which is the auto industry. Citing the ...

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    Read This: How Google unwittingly busted a Chinese car theft ring
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    Technology giant Google is a regular in headlines across the world, mostly for innovative hardware and online products, but this is the first time we've caught wind of the company stopping crime. A fascinating writeup on The Verge tells the story of Google doing just that – in China no ...

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    Report: UK to begin testing driverless cars in bid to ease congestion
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    Google, Stanford University, and a few other institutions have been testing driverless cars on American roads for some time now. Soon, though, the autonomous vehicle will go across the pond for their first tests on the wrong side of public roads. The BBC reports that the British government has ...

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    Spy Shots: Buick version of Equinox/Terrain CUV spied testing... with autonomous gear?
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    Let's get the most pressing bits of this story out of the way right off the bat: What we see here appears to be a new compact crossover from Buick. According to the spy photographer, this machine may be a little bit smaller on the outside than the current Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain 'utes, ...

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    Video: Isuzu Trail View is Google Street View for off road
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    Isuzu has taken to advertising its not-for-North-America KB pickup truck with a unique initiative. The company wanted to apply the Google Street View philosophy to some of South Africa's more remote off-road trails, and the result is Isuzu Trail View. Using multiple action cameras situated in a ...

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    Video: Engadget tries Google Glass with motorcycle helmet, results are mixed
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    Our friends at sister site Engadget recently got a chance to give an early version of Google Glass. Tim Stevens went so far as to hop on the back of a Ducati 848 Streetfighter with Glass tucked under his helmet in an attempt to host a Google+ hangout while on a ride. Unfortunately, the system ...

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    Video: Google Street View Hyperlapse makes virtual travel magical
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    We love Google Street View, both for its use as a real tool when mapping directions and for its amazing ability to function as an internet time waster. Turns out, though, that there is yet another awesome use for Google Street View that we had never considered ourselves. Toronto-based design ...

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    Video: Country band shoots guerrilla music video via Google Street View
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    Or at least that's the claim. Grunnar and The Grizzly Boys have released a new video for their song Could Be Me, and the clip claims to have been made possible with the help of a Google Street View car. Instead of using seamlessly edited video, the band opted for what looks to be a rolling ...

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    Report: Google sees self-driving cars in 3-5 years; Washington, insurers not so sure
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    In just a handful of years, autonomous car technology has taken amazing strides forward. In particular, the highly visible Google self-driving car effort has garnered loads of media attention for its impressive and fast-evolving technology. In fact, Google is reasonably confident that its ...

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    Report: Why Google's autonomous car tech could be worth more than its web business
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    According to Forbes, Google may be into driverless cars for more than the party tricks. As part of a three-part series on the tech giant's foray into the automotive sphere, writer Chunka Miu says Google's efforts could have a widespread impact on the nature of transportation worldwide. The ...

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    Official: Hyundai and Kia adding Google Maps API to nav systems
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    Hyundai's Blue Link and Kia's UVO infotainment systems will be adding three Google features: Send2Car, Point of Interest Search and Local Search by Voice. Send2Car lets travelers send destinations to their vehicle's navigation system from a computer or via a mobile phone app, and the POI and ...

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    Report: Why upset car dealers are trying to find a way around Google
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    Google is always trying new things, and everyone knows that new things don't always work out. But the search engine company's location on the Internet roadmap is a natural lure to its hundreds of millions visitors, so even when not-so-popular Google projects don't work out – like Wave and ...

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    Report: NHTSA's No. 2 exec joins Google as director of safety for self-driving cars
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    Ron Medford, the former deputy director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has left the federal government to join Google. Medford will take on a new role as the tech giant's director of safety for self-driving cars. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood praised Medford's work ...

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    Report: Feds ironing out rules for autonomous cars
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    With the increasing development of autonomous vehicles, and even some states issuing licenses for self-driving cars, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration decided it was high time to lay out a set of rules for these advanced vehicles. According to a Detroit News report, NHTSA is ...

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    Auctions: Ferrari 599XX Evo auctioned to Google exec for charity
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    Google executive Benjamin Sloss recently took delivery of a very special Ferrari in a unique way. Sloss was the winning bidder in an charity auction of an ultra-rare Ferrari 599XX Evo hypercar. The proceeds of this auction went to benefit the victims of an earthquake that struck the Emiglia ...

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    Report: Why Google is frustrating your local car dealer
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    Car salesmen have long ranked among the most universally reviled members of society, just south of real estate agents and lawyers. But the past decade has seen the plaid sports jacket and gold chain crowd doing much to bolster their image, with many auto dealers building impressive online ...

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    Report: Analysts use Google Maps to count China's car inventory from space
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    Yankun Hou is an auto industry analyst at UBS AG who has won awards for his ability to predict the market. How is he so good at seeing the future of the industry? Satellite imaging. That's right. According to a Bloomberg report, Hou in part uses Google Maps imagery of manufacturers' holding ...

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    Report: In-car navigation systems expected to quadruple by 2019
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    Navigation systems have been coming down in price lately, making in-car directions more accessible to the masses. At the same time massive tech companies like Apple and Microsoft have gotten into the game as well, and as TheDetroitBureau.com reports, a new study shows that these forces are ...

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    Video: Toyota uses IQ minicar to help improve Google Street View
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    Google Street View vehicles have logged millions of miles in an effort to display video of every street imaginable, but unfortunately the G-Mobile is too big for a few European roads. But instead of leaving the thin and narrow out of Street View, Team Google has employed the diminutive Toyota iQ ...

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