Google Autonomous Car
Eric C. Evarts
We take a deep look into two phenomenon: new technology in the Nissan Leaf's 30-kwh battery, and the war of words online surrounding Tesla and its CEO. A hydrogen shortage strands fuel-cell drivers in Los Angeles, and a new study shows sales of electric cars surge when more models are available. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Nissan uses a new cell structure and new battery pack design for the 2018 Nissan Leaf. We lay out the details. If you build them, they will come. A new report from the International Council on Clean Transportation, the folks who helped uncover Volkswagen's...
Waymo purchase of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids may limit consumer access to federal rebate
Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google's parent company, Alphabet, put in an order for 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans last week to put into test fleets around the country. Riders will be able to summon the vans as taxis and be whisked to their destination complete with a "driver" who...Eric C. Evarts
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 bears on a substance recently legalized in Colorado. But it is Google's latest, dedicated test vehicle for its autonomous car...Antony Ingram
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 self-driving or autonomous technology is the next logical step in the evolution of the car, you take notice. According to Bloomberg...Antony Ingram
Google Adds Lexus RX450h To Self-Driving Fleet, Safer Than Drivers
After more than 300,000 miles of testing, Google’s automated self-driving Toyota Priuses have proven that self-driving cars have a future. Now Google is adding another hybrid car to its self-driving fleet: the 2012 Lexus RX450h luxury crossover SUV. “To provide the best experience we...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
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. Steve Mahan is legally blind. He's lost 95 percent of his vision. He did it, though, with a little help from Google. The car...John Voelcker
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 plug-in and hybrid cars. Google’s G Fleet now includes the 2012 Nissan Leaf, 2012 Chevrolet Volt, and various Toyota Prius plug-in hybrids, not to mention pre-production 2012 Honda Fit EVs. But why does Google seem to get electric cars well before anyone else? And just what exactly is a software company doing testing electric cars for the auto industry? However unfair it may seem, Google’s fleet of plug-in vehicles...
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 inviting people to ride inside one of the robot cars as it raced around a closed course. Google's fleet of robotic Toyota...IEEE Spectrum
China Builds And Tests Its Own Robot Car
The select global fleet of self-driving cars has a new Chinese addition, and the developers claim the intellectual property behind it was created entirely at a Chinese university. After gaining early publicity five years ago, the robot-driven vehicle made the trip between the interior Chinese...Talking Points Memo