Just like most of us can bark commands at our smartphones, the future of driverless cars may now include vehicles telling pedestrians what to do. It’s beginning to look a lot like... Skynet. (That’s a joke. A Christmas-themed Terminator joke, because why not.)
Self-driving cars are most definitely the future. They have been for decades. For Google, that future isn't quite as close as you might think—as of right now, its autonomous vehicle would fail a driver's license test before it ever got out of the parking lot.
Google's driverless cars are still on the road, but Google just discontinued its new system for shopping for a car online, Google Cars, as The Truth About Cars reports.
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According to this article in the Daily Mail, urban alterna-taxi service and annoying fashion-shoot-looking-website Uber will be purchasing 2500 of Google's new self-driving cars, the GX3200. This data comes by way of a TechCrunch story about the first-of-its-kind fleet. Too bad it didn't actually happen.
Welcome to Must Read, where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond. Today we've got reports from US News & World Report, Jacobin, Autocar, and Racer.
(What will Google Cars mean for car buyers, as well as established buying guide websites like Edmunds and Cars.com? Derek Kreindler from The Truth About Cars weighs in.)
If you're here reading Jalopnik, you probably enjoy the act of driving more than just about anything else. But could our days behind the wheel really be numbered?
Now that Mitt Romney has picked his Weinermobile-driving running mate, election season is in full swing.
A state bill with new rules for self-driving cars just passed, allowing Google's fleet of hybrid vehicles to hit the road in Nevada soon. Google had been lobbying for the bill for weeks, saying they're safer than human-driven cars.
When you search Google, sometimes it gives you suggestions before you even hit the enter key. Often times those suggestions are a mix of high humor and sage-like wisdom. What's the Goog's opinion on various automaker brands? Let's find out.