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How Google quietly revved up its very own car company - Mark Harris Saturday 1 August 2015 07.30 EDT

Documents obtained by the Guardian reveal the tech giant created Google Auto LLC to help develop its self-driving cars even as it courted big car makers… 300 more words

Innovation

This Gadget Hacks GM Cars to Locate, Unlock, and Start Them - ANDY GREENBERG: 07.30.15 7:00 AM

GM’s Onstar service offers some of the most futuristic features on any connected car, including the ability to locate the vehicle, unlock it, and even start its ignition—all from a smartphone app. 372 more words

Tech

Chris Urmson: How a driverless car sees the road - Filmed March 2015 at TED2015

Statistically, the least reliable part of the car is … the driver. Chris Urmson heads up Google’s driverless car program, one of several efforts to remove humans from the driver’s seat. 30 more words

Innovation

Autonomous cars will destroy millions of jobs and reshape the US economy by 2025 - WRITTEN BY Zack Kanter May 2015

Most people—experts included—seem to think that the transition to driverless vehicles will come slowly over the coming few decades, and that large hurdles exist for widespread adoption. 468 more words

Consumer

Working on your own car might send you to jail in the future

That cars of today, or even the last decade, are more difficult to tinker with than their predecessors is no news to the gear heads of the world. 228 more words

Business

THE 10 COOLEST CARS AT THE NEW YORK AUTO SHOW - ALEX DAVIES GEAR 04.03.15 3:45 PM

Manhattan may be a cruddy place to drive, but every April, it becomes a fantastic place to look at cars. The New York International Auto Show is the biggest car show on the continent, and this year doesn’t disappoint: The world’s automakers unveiled 60 new models at the press preview this week. 140 more words

Consumer

Traffic jam - By KEVIN ROBILLARD 2/15/15 5:11 PM EST

Record recalls and critical mistakes by the auto industry’s federal watchdog haven’t driven Congress to act.

After a year of record-breaking recalls and despite a series of congressional hearings revealing critical mistakes by the industry’s federal watchdog and what some senators alleged was a criminal cover-up by the nation’s largest automaker, reforming the nation’s auto safety laws is toward the bottom of this year’s congressional to-do list. 351 more words

Government