​How Elon Musk Almost Sold Tesla To Google For $11 Billion

In early 2013 Tesla was in dire straits. The automaker was struggling to take orders, produce, and deliver the first batch of Model S sedans, and those that did roll out of the factory were of dubious build quality at best. Tesla was on the verge of implosion, so Elon Musk called up his friend Larry Page at Google. » 4/20/15 12:46pm Monday 12:46pm

Google Thinks Too Many Choices Are A Bad Thing For Car Buyers

When it comes to buying a car, most people probably think the more choices they have the better able they are to make an informed decision. However, analytics experts at Google studied dealership inventory and brand websites and determined that consumers can be easily overwhelmed if those choices are not managed… » 3/19/15 10:18am 3/19/15 10:18am

​You Can Be Trained To Test A Self-Driving Car In Less Than Two Hours

The California DMV is in charge of overseeing autonomous car testing in the state. Part of that includes ensuring the people operating the fleet of robo-cars are properly trained, but because the DMV is incapable of getting its shit together, that means some companies only require a couple hours of training before… » 2/25/15 4:46pm 2/25/15 4:46pm

​Why You Won't Be Able To Buy An Apple Car

Apple probably isn't getting into the car business. At least not in the way we know it today. It's getting into the mobility business, where you dial up a ride on your smartphone, Uber-style, get to where you're going and move on with your life. No monthly payments, no insurance, no maintenance and repairs. That's… » 2/25/15 12:02pm 2/25/15 12:02pm

A Sneak Peek at 2015's Smartest Smart Cars

Here's the driver's dream: A vehicle that sends us where we want to go, plays the music we want to hear, and allows us to communicate (within reason) with the outside world, all with minimal distraction. It's the vision of the connected car, and it's a promise many automakers hope to deliver for 2015. » 11/25/14 12:24pm 11/25/14 12:24pm

Google May Buy Historic Spruce Goose Hangar For Office Space

Near Los Angeles International Airport sits a historic 300,000 square foot building that once housed the world's largest airplane — the Hughes H-4 "Hercules," also known as the "Spruce Goose." Now over 70 years later, Google is reportedly eyeing the vacant space in order to house offices. » 8/28/14 3:10pm 8/28/14 3:10pm