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Maybe Apple and Google won't take over the car industry after all?

Maybe Apple and Google won't take over the car industry after all?

Over the past few years, a common refrain among analysts and pundits has been that the future of the U.S. car industry lies not in Detroit, but in Silicon Valley. With their nimbleness and more aggressive attitudes, as well as expertise with emerging technologies related to autonomous driving and... read more

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Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

Will California Pioneer A World Beyond Cars This Century?

It's almost inconceivable, the idea of a world without personally-owned automobiles. But that's the startling vision proposed by noted researcher Tom Turrentine and... read more August 26, 2014 by


 
Toyota Prius - 2nd and 3rd gen inverters

Crowdsourcing Electric-Car Innovation: Design Inverter, Win $1 Million From Google

Improving the modern electric drivetrain isn't easy, but it's certainly worthwhile. It's rewarding too, for any one entering the Google and IEEE 'Littlebox Challenge'--a... read more August 4, 2014 by


 
Google Self-Driving Car Prototype

Google's Electric, Autonomous Test Car Looks Happy, Has No Steering Wheel

This is probably not the car you'll be whisked around cities in, in the future. Which is either a good or bad thing, depending on how much you like cars that look like koala... read more May 28, 2014 by


 
Google Glass

Now Electric-Car Drivers Can Use Google Glass To Find Charging Stations

Google Glass has taken the tech sector by storm--and now it's giving electric-car drivers a reason to pay attention as well. Charging-station operator SemaConnect has... read more May 22, 2014 by


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

Google Gets Chevy Spark EV Electric Cars For Ride-Sharing Test

While Google's self-driving car program continues to make headlines, it's hardly the only automotive project the company is involved in. Among the items in General Motors'... read more May 21, 2014 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Electric-Car Maker Tesla Is The Highest-Trending Car Brand On Google

For any new company, creating recognition of its product and its branding is one of the most difficult things to achieve. If internet search terms are to be believed--and as... read more December 20, 2013 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Could Google Buy Tesla? Should It?

Speculating on what will happen to Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] can be endlessly entertaining, and the discussions have taken up terabytes of server space already. But last week... read more September 13, 2013 by


 
Google Glass

What Happens If You Add Google Glass To A Tesla Electric Car?

Wearable computers and electric cars. Two things you might not think have much in common--but one app developer is exploring ways of linking the two cutting-edge... read more July 18, 2013 by 3


 
Google's Self-Driving Toyota Prius

Self-Driving Tesla Electric Cars Coming, Courtesy Of Google?

Love or hate Tesla Motors (NSDQ:TSLA) and its CEO Elon Musk, it's hard to deny that he's ahead of the curve when it comes to developing new cars. So when Musk says... read more May 8, 2013 by 12


 
Houston's Tranquility Park Garage with GRIDbot charging stations

Google Adds Clout To Electric-Car Charging At Work Effort

If you drive an electric car on a daily basis, the chances are your car has more than enough range to tackle the daily commute on a single charge, so charging at work isn't a... read more August 1, 2012 by 4


 
Blind driver Steve Mahan in Google's Self-Driving Toyota Prius, March 2012

Blind Man Drives Prius, With A Little Help From Google (Video)

Steve Mahan got into a Toyota Prius hybrid, drove to the dry cleaner's, picked up some clothes he'd left to be cleaned, and drove home. The trip was about a mile and a half... read more March 29, 2012 by 3


 
Google-liveried 2012 Mitsubishi i

Five Reasons Why Google Gets Plug-In Cars Before You Do

Just before the holidays at the end of last year, Google welcomed the first 2012 Ford Focus Electric to roll off the production lines into its ever-expanding G Fleet of... read more January 6, 2012 by 0


 
Google-liveried 2012 Mitsubishi i

Quick Snap: Google Goes All-Electric In Mitsubishi 'i'

If you mention internet giant Google and "electric car" in the same sentence, it wouldn't be unreasonable to assume that the company was working on a car of its own. After... read more January 2, 2012 by 1


 
Google autonomous Toyota Prius test vehicle

How Google's Self-Driving Car Works

Once a secret project, Google's autonomous vehicles are now out in the open, quite literally, with the company test-driving them on public roads and, on one occasion, even... read more October 18, 2011 by 5


 
Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint

TomTom Integrates Coulomb's Charging Map: We Have Concerns

Consumers and automakers both know that range anxiety is a huge barrier standing between shoppers and electric vehicles. But soon, EV owners will have yet another tool in... read more July 19, 2011 by 3


 

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