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News Story
6/22/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
As Google is working on rolling out the latest version of its self-driving cars for road tests this summer, the company has also revealed that its vehicles have been involved in a total of 13 accidents since the program began. That number was accrued over nearly two million miles of testing in six years, and most importantly, all of the...
News Story
6/19/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Self-driving cars are a government plot. Clearly. All that talk about preventing accidents and saving lives? A classic, obvious ruse. Cars that communicate with each other and drive themselves are nothing less than an attempt by the car companies and a tyrannical government to monitor and control your every move. It’s all there on the...
News Story
6/19/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Google is expanding its self-driving car fleet while the California Department of Motor Vehicles is providing more information about self-driving car collisions in California. The information provided, however doesn’t clearly show the cause of the accidents, notes a consumer advocacy group. This week, Google had 48 permits for self-driving...
News Story
6/18/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Chris Urmson doesn't think it's funny, but he can't help but chuckle when he talks about some of the things he and his team have seen while logging more than a million miles in Google's autonomous-drive vehicles. "Every once in a while it's shocking what we've seen people doing," said Urmson, director of Google...
News Story
6/18/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES -- California state officials released reports Thursday detailing six accidents that involved self-driving car prototypes, reversing a policy that had shielded details of how the next-generation technology is performing during testing on public roads. The disclosure came after The Associated Press successfully argued to the...
Blog Post
6/17/2015
Posted by John M. Simpson
The Federal Communications Commission looks like it means business when it comes to enforcing open Internet rules.  It just slapped AT&T with a whopping $100 million fine, one of the largest ever, for improperly slowing, or “throttling” Internet speeds for people who purchased what the company had described  as “...
News Story
6/8/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
After US organisation Consumer Watchdog made what it claims were “repeated calls for disclosure”, Google is now releasing monthly reports on its self-driving cars, which will detail the number of accidents said vehicles have been involved in. Google’s report for May 2015 said that during the six years the self-driving car project...
News Story
6/8/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Google, one of the leading manufacturers of driverless cars, has reported that their vehicles have been involved in 11 minor accidents since they started testing the technology six years ago. Just a few months ago, Money Market UK reported that self-driving cars would be available to consumers by 2030. This estimation has not as yet been altered...
News Story
6/6/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Driverless cars can cause nausea in some, and boredom in other cases, but the main anxiety is whether, without a driver, they can really be safe. Based on some reports, they are not always. Now Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) has released accident data about its “robot car,” and some of the results are not encouraging.  ...
News Release
6/5/2015
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – After repeated calls for disclosure from Consumer Watchdog, Google today said it would issue regular reports offering some details of crashes involving its driverless cars.  The public interest group said more details are still needed. Google released its first of what it said would be monthly reports on a website...