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2013-04-10 12:20:54

Toyota, Consumer Reports and Google Receive Safety Awards NEW YORK, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dedicated to bringing automobile manufacturers, public and private organizations, and the media together to share information and discuss ways to make vehicles and roadways safer for drivers and pedestrians, the World Traffic Safety Symposium announced the 2013 Traffic Safety Achievement Awards last week at the New York International Auto Show. The Honorable David L. Strickland,...

2012-08-18 23:03:20

The Google driverless car is making great strides toward presenting the idea of going robotic with our vehicles. Nevada appears to be the first state on board with this new technology. But now it is the subject of political attack ads in Florida, featuring scare tactics for seniors. Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP welcomes the change and weighs in on the political attacks. Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2012 The Google driverless car has been around for several years,...

2012-08-13 06:20:34

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google's driverless cars should not be allowed on U.S. highways unless adequate privacy protections for users of the new technology are implemented and an amended bill in the California Legislature fails to deliver the necessary safeguards, Consumer Watchdog said today. In a letter to Felipe Fuentes, Chair of the Assembly Appropriations Committee, Consumer Watchdog Privacy Project Director John M. Simpson wrote, the amended SB...

2012-08-08 06:20:45

PETERSBORO, Utah, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded patent rights to Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) for the Guideline(TM) Robotic Leader-Follower System (No. 8, 116, 921 B2). The Guideline(TM) Unmanned Convoy System provides a variety of immediate and significant benefits to military and industrial operators: Reduce driving personnel by 2X or more Keep more military personnel out of harm's way in active combat zones...

2012-08-06 10:20:16

DETROIT, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the past hundred years, innovation within the automotive sector has brought major technological advances, leading to safer, cleaner, and more affordable vehicles. But for the most part, since Henry Ford introduced the moving assembly line, the changes have been incremental, evolutionary. Now the industry appears to be on the cusp of revolutionary change, which will be engendered by the advent of autonomous or "self-driving" vehicles - and the timing...

2012-06-25 10:20:11

What: Consumer Watchdog discusses opposition to SB 1298, Google driverless car legislation before Monday's Assembly Transportation Committee Hearing Who: John M. Simpson, Consumer Watchdog's Privacy Project Director When: 1:20 p.m. PDT, TODAY Monday, June 25 (Transportation Committee meeting begins at 1:30 p.m.) Where: Outside State Capitol, Room 4202, Sacramento, CA SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google's driverless cars should not be allowed on our...

2012-05-30 02:29:55

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google's driverless cars should not be allowed on U.S. highways unless adequate privacy protections for users of the new technology are implemented, Consumer Watchdog said today. The nonpartisan, nonprofit group urged the California Assembly to defeat a bill, SB 1289, that would allow Google's driverless cars on California's roads unless the legislation is amended to provide adequate privacy protection for users of the...

Nevada Awards First Drivers License To Self-Driving Car
2012-05-08 09:51:56

John Neumann for RedOrbit.com Our cars, they grow up so fast. It seems like just yesterday that your family car was crawling around on the floor playing with toys and now, it is getting its own drivers license. On Monday, Nevada´s Department of Motor Vehicles approved Google to test self-driving vehicles on the roads of that state. The laws were approved in February, but the department has only now begun issuing licenses based on those regulations, so do not panic if you see a...

Google Seeking Partners for Driverless Cars As Study Reveals Market
2012-04-28 04:27:18

As Google executives visited Detroit automakers to discuss possible partnerships for their self-driving car technology this week, a new survey has found that more than one-third of all consumers would be interested in purchasing such a vehicle. As part of the study, J.D. Power and Associates contacted 17,400 vehicle owners in order to gauge their interest level in new automotive technology, including self-driving tech like that being developed by the Mountain View, California-based...

2012-04-26 06:27:52

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vehicle owners have come to expect additional safety features and are now turning their attention more to infotainment technologies in their vehicle, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Automotive Emerging Technologies Study(SM) released today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050527/LAF028LOGO-a) The study measures vehicle owner interest and purchase intent for emerging automotive...