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Google’s Cute-As-A-Bug Electric Buggy Released In California Part IV

  Update: Governor Jerry Brown has signed the bill into law, making Google’s driverless cars street legal in the state of California. Google’s fleet of self-driving Toyota Prius hybrids have now logged more than 300,000 miles on California public roadways without so much as a fender-bender, the company says. Now California Gov. Jerry Brown is poised to sign a piece …

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Google’s Cute-As-A-Bug Electric Buggy Released In California Part III

Autonomous, that is, within certain human-defined limits. Google’s custom-built prototypes will be electronically limited to 25 mph and will never go on highways. They will be designed as “neighborhood” vehicles under U.S. regulations, exempting them from many crash-safety standards. And they will have emergency buttons for pulling over and shutting down. “We’ve built in occupant …

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Google’s Cute-As-A-Bug Electric Buggy Released In California Part II

  Google ultimately may try supplying its software and maps to the mainstream auto industry, but car-sharing could offer the company and its technology a more direct route to the marketplace. “All along, we’ve all been speculating about Google,” said consultant Richard Bishop, who led the U.S. Department of Transportation’s vehicle automation program in the …

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