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Americans feel unsafe sharing the road with driverless cars

No one wants to share a lane with a driverless car in case the robot revolution breaks out.

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Moral Machine website from M.I.T. | Autoblog Minute

MIT website examines moral dilemmas facing driverless cars.

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Volvo aims to sell autonomous vehicle by 2021

But the company still needs to find partners to support its efforts.

Volvo puts the target on its back. Can the Swedish company deliver?

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Ford Tests Autonomous Cars In Dark | Autoblog Minute

Ever wonder how autonomous vehicles would be able to traverse roads at night. Ford released a video showing night testing with a Ford Fusion Hybrid autonomous research vehicle.

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Volvo's autonomous test in China will improve all self-driving cars

The experiment could include up to 100 vehicles on China's ultra-congested roads.

Volvo is planning to dispatch 100 autonomous vehicles on Chinese roads to look at how its latest technology impacts heavy congestion and pollution.

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A Millennial explains what it'll take for him to buy a car, any car

There's more bad news for the auto industry about Millennials – members of the 16-to-34 year old generation really don't want to buy cars and there are lots of them. Dave Mosher, projects editor for Popular Science, looked into a camera for his "rant" and gave five reasons why he and his peers are more than willing to find other ways to get around. Mosher admits up front that he should be someone addicted to cars – sin

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Tesla CTO says self-driving cars are 'inevitable,' thanks to safety concerns

While Nissan and General Motors have sworn they will bring self-driving cars to market by 2020, Tesla Motors says it can happen much faster. We shouldn't be surprised, says Tesla Motor's Chief Technology Officer JB Stra

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UK to begin testing driverless cars in bid to ease congestion

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.

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Why Google's autonomous car tech could be worth more than its web business

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 company believes it can theoretically reduce traffic accidents, energy consumption and th

Google's Autonomous Car Could Create Trillion-Dollar Economic Impact

According to Forbes, Google's development of a self-driving car could create trillions in economic impact. But, interestingly, not all will benefit.

California Governor Signs Driverless Cars Bill

The Golden State is paving the way for the technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown rode to Google headquarters in a self-driving Toyota Prius before signing legislation Tuesday that will pave the way for driverless cars in California.

Stuck in traffic? You're no ant, my friend

Have you ever sat for a couple of hours and just watched ants work? Unless you have a government grant or just no life at all, probably not. They're actually quite fascinating according to The Discovery Channel. They (the ants, not TDC) can carry 10-50 times their own weight, get more done before dawn than you do in a month, can fill out 1040

CES 2008: Wagoner expected to announce driverless cars within a decade

General Motors' CEO Rick Wagoner won't be making his keynote address at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show until Tuesday, but word is that a big talking point in his speech will be driverless cars. According to CNN Money/Autos, Wagoner is expected to reveal that GM will be testing driverless cars by 2015 and have cars on the road by 2018. What is meant by "on the road" remains to be seen, as buying a real production Tahoe with this technology within ten years seems like a stretch. Still, the suc