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5/11/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
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News Story
3/20/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is saying his company will have driverless cars in the U.S. by this summer. Google is working on its pod-shaped driverless cars and just about everyone else is talking about getting into the act. The assumption is that driverless cars will be safer than those with humans at the wheel. But is that really true? A California...
News Story
3/20/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
It will be years before driverless cars are released to the public, but one consumer activist group is already taking aim at Google, one company that is blazing the technological trail. The California Department of Motor Vehicles is leading the country, and the rest of the world, in writing regulations that will determine what kind of oversight it...
News Release
3/19/2015
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Consumer Watchdog today warned the California Department of Motor Vehicles that it must not allow Google and others with a vested interest in developing driverless vehicles to push the DMV into issuing rules regulating the public use of robot cars on highways that are inadequate to protect public safety. “Most importantly...
News Story
3/19/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
In a move that demonstrates how the mechanical and electronic worlds are converging, Tesla Motors plans to update many of its Model S sedans with functions that include automatic braking when the vehicle senses a pending collision, a partial autopilot system, and even a robotic parking program that will tuck a car into its garage while its owner...
News Story
3/19/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
There are consumer advocates watching out for driverless self-driving cars and the safety of drivers, pedestrians, traffic cops and more. Consumer Watchdog sent a letter the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Today, Consumer Watchdog warned the California DMV that it shouldn’t let Google and others with a vested interest in developing...
News Story
11/11/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
NASA announced today that officials signed a lease with Google's Planetary Ventures LLC to manage Moffett Federal Airfield and rehabilitate the landmark Hangar One. The agreement comes more than three years after Google's top executives offered to restore the massive hangar built in the early 1930s. Planetary Ventures was awarded the...
News Story
11/11/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
The tech giant will pay $1.16 billion over the course of a 60-year lease in order to conduct research at the Moffett Federal Airfield in California. According to a NASA statement, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) will use the site for research, development, assembly and testing related to “space exploration, aviation, rover/robotics...
News Story
11/11/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
MOUNTAIN VIEW -- In a deal that promises to restore Moffett Field's beloved Hangar One, Google on Monday said it would spend more than $200 million to rehab that and two other hangars, create an educational center and assume management for much of the historic air base, drawing cheers from preservationists.     Saying it will...
News Story
11/11/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc. has signed a long-term lease for part of a historic Navy air base, where it plans to renovate three massive hangars and use them for projects involving aviation, space exploration, and robotics. The giant Internet company will pay $1.16 billion in rent over 60 years for the property, which also includes a working air...