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What happens when two self-driving cars meet? They avoid one another

According to a Reuters report, a Delphi Automotive car and a Google self-driving car successfully managed to avoid one another when they came into close quarters with one another in Palo Alto, California.

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Uber goes on hiring spree for self-driving car project

Uber looks to be serious about its plans to develop driverless car technology after a slew of job ads for experts in the field appeared on its site on Monday. The positions are based at its recently announced research center in Pittsburgh.

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Digital Trends Podcast - Episode 6

This week on the podcast we launch into space related topics including landing on comets and private companies like Google going to space. Are cars switching to auto-pilot in traffic jams a good idea? We aren’t sold on that idea just yet. Another…

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Google’s self-driving car is far from ready, can’t drive through rain, snow or parking lots

There’s no arguing that Google’s self-driving car is a thrilling development worthy of enthusiastic discussion, but there are a number of reasons to rain on this parade – rain itself, for one thing.

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Ready to nap behind the wheel? The road to self-driving cars remains a long one

Self-driving cars may seem like they're right around the corner, but expensive sensors, primitive artificial intelligence and unpredictable human drivers all spell a long road ahead.

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Nissan’s self-driving car tested on public roads for first time, comes back in one piece

Nissan plans to start selling its self-driving car by 2020. This week it tested it out on public roads in full automatic mode for the very first time, and we're happy to report it returned to base in one piece.

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Fleet of futuristic, driverless pod cars coming to a town in the UK

A UK town just north of London will soon have a fleet of driverless cars trundling along its streets in a £1.5 million ($2.4 million) government-backed initiative. The two-person pods, which have a top speed of 12 mph, are set to arrive in 2015.

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Self-driving cars could save 20,000 American lives a year

Envisioning a Minority Report-esqe future where automated cars rule the roads, a widespread conversion from traditional to self-driving cars could save tons of lives, money and time.

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Google to build own self-driving car, looking at idea of robo-taxi service, report says

With talks aimed at getting its self-driving technology into the cars of major automakers apparently making little progress, Google is reported to be designing and developing its own driverless vehicle.

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Driverless cars to be tested on UK roads by end of year

The UK government said on Tuesday it will approve testing of driverless cars on public roads before the end of 2013. A team from Oxford University already working on driverless technology is expected to hit the highway later this year.

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Google’s self-driving car trial moves up a gear

Google's self-driving car system has passed 300,000 miles of accident-free testing, but is it ready for the bane of the regular commuter: The early-morning drive to work?

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Self-driving car, anyone? Google approaches automakers for possible partnership deal

Google has announced it is talking to car companies in the hope that it can find a partner to help develop its self-driving car technology.

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Google obtains ‘Landing Strip’ patent to help park self-driving cars

While Google continues to perfect the self-driving automobile though continued testing on the West Coast, the search company just patented a new method of communication between the road and the vehicle.

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Robotic vehicles are the future, says scientist who has developed a self-driving car

A team of scientists at Oxford University have developed a self-driving car that it believes takes a step toward improving road safety and cutting traffic congestion.

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