Google clocks up its millionth autonomous driving mile

(Relaxnews) – Google has hit a significant milestone. Its self-driving cars have now covered over 1 million fully autonomous miles. “Along the way, we’ve navigated more than 200,000 stop signs, 600,000 traffic lights, and seen 180 million vehicles-with several thousand traffic...

Google self-driving prototype cars to hit public roads

San Francisco, United States (AFP) – Google announced Friday its self-driving prototype cars were ready to leave the test track and hit public roads in California, in a step forward for its autonomous automobile program. The move comes after Google’s internal testing of the...

Google self-driving car prototype ready to try road

San Francisco, United States | AFP | – Google on Monday announced that the first completed prototype of its self-driving car is ready to be road tested. “We’re going to be spending the holidays zipping around our test track, and we hope to see you on the streets of Northern...

Self-driving cars take a small step closer to reality

(Relaxnews) – Audi and GM luxury brand, Cadillac, have both set their sights on bringing autonomous driving features to their cars in 2016. Audi has been wowing the crowds at technology events and auto shows for the past two years with demonstrations of the autonomous driving...

Google’s own self-driving cars, no steering wheel

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Google unveiled plans to build its own self-driving car – minus the steering wheel – that it hopes to begin testing in the coming months. “They won’t have a steering wheel, accelerator pedal, or brake pedal… because they don’t need them. Our software and...

Google self-driving car coming around the corner

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AFP) − A white Lexus cruised along a road near the Google campus, braking for pedestrians and scooting over in its lane to give bicyclists ample space. The car eased into a turn lane, waited for a green light and a break in traffic, then continued on its way in the...

Google says it’s driving forward on autonomous car

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Google said Monday it has made progress on its self-driving car and was “more optimistic” about its goal of developing a vehicle that can operate “without human intervention.” In a blog post, Google said that since its last update in August 2012, “we’ve...