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California set for truly driverless driverless cars

California set for truly driverless driverless cars

🕔09:48, 14.Mar 2017

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is considering new regulations to allow driverless cars without back-up drivers to be tested on its roads, according to the BBC. Currently 27 manufacturers have a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California, but State

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Google Loses A Top Self-Driving Car Executive

Google Loses A Top Self-Driving Car Executive

🕔10:47, 10.Aug 2016

He played a key role in developing the tech giant’s autonomous vehicles. (Reuters) – Chris Urmson, who was instrumental in building Google’s self-driving car project, said on Friday he is leaving the team after seven and a half years. Alphabet

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Google’s monthly autonomy report: Mostly quiet on the western front

Google’s monthly autonomy report: Mostly quiet on the western front

🕔18:46, 3.Aug 2016

Every month, Google releases a report chronicling its self-driving car development efforts. Some months are busy, with lots of random accidents and long stories diving into various parts of its R&D. This past July, though, was a rather quiet month. Currently,

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Israeli technology and the future of transportation

Israeli technology and the future of transportation

🕔15:54, 28.Jul 2016

To get from Point A to Point B 12,000 years ago, we crawled, walked, jumped, tumbled, rolled, skipped, hopped, swam, danced, jogged, ran and sprinted. But then a small tribe in Azerbaijan created the first boat technology and we started

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Google Maps is rolling out Wi-Fi only mode and mass transit delay notifications to some users

Google Maps is rolling out Wi-Fi only mode and mass transit delay notifications to some users

🕔07:45, 26.Jul 2016

A couple of very useful features have started rolling out to a few lucky Google Maps users in the last couple of days. If you’ve been following along with our APK Teardowns, you might remember sections covering notifications for mass

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Whoever Owns the Maps Owns the Future of Self-Driving Cars

Whoever Owns the Maps Owns the Future of Self-Driving Cars

🕔15:23, 5.Jul 2016

Inside the battle to own the data that will drive the automotive industry of tomorrow. You never forget your first ride in a self-driving car. The precision and reliability of an autonomous car, far greater than a human driver can provide,

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In Google’s Future, Drivers May Exchange Their Data for Infotainment and Other Features

In Google’s Future, Drivers May Exchange Their Data for Infotainment and Other Features

🕔16:05, 30.Jun 2016

Drivers will continue to enjoy a growing assortment of connected features in their vehicles—as long as they’re willing to share some personal information. That might be the automotive future that Google envisions. In a recently published patent application, the company

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Google sharpens Maps, Earth with petabyte of crisp NASA satellite imagery

Google sharpens Maps, Earth with petabyte of crisp NASA satellite imagery

🕔15:44, 30.Jun 2016

Google Earth and Maps now offer sharper images of the world, thanks to fresh data from NASA’s newest Landsat satellite. Google’s one billion Maps users should start to see sharper and more detailed images of Earth after the search company sifted

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New Siri and Apple Maps features coming to CarPlay

New Siri and Apple Maps features coming to CarPlay

🕔23:49, 17.Jun 2016

At Apple’s WWDC keynote today, the company announced a number of updates for its CarPlay in-car infotainment platform. Later this year, when iOS 10 is released, CarPlay will be able to take advantage of new updates to Siri and Apple Maps. Apple is opening

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Google says South Korea laws inhibit Google Map services

Google says South Korea laws inhibit Google Map services

🕔10:31, 19.May 2016

Google parent Alphabet  is challenging South Korea’s government over restrictions to its mapping services in the country, which renders some maps less informative than those for North Korea, The WSJ reports. Google claims South Korea’s national security laws, which were designed to protect

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