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Google Patents New Car With Exterior “Glue” People Will Stick To

If there’s one thing that has people worried about the incoming innovation of self-driving cars, it’s the chance for collisions. Yes, whatever technology the manufacturers of autonomous automobiles are using will likely be less fallible than a human being, but it still makes people uneasy to think of a heartless machine turning the wheel of a ton of moving steel. What happens if a driverless car hits an animal, or a person? Will it know to immediately stop, check for injuries, and administer first aid?…

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Ford Is Developing Self-Driving, Night Vision Cars

Ford’s latest fleet of Fusion Hybrids, otherwise known as the Mondeo, is built with some very interesting and groundbreaking technology. Currently being tested at Ford’s Arizona Proving Ground, the new cars are being developed to drive themselves and in complete darkness, reports Car Magazine. Using a Lidar (light detection and ranging) system that can recognize nearby cars, people, or anything else through lasers and sensors, the Fusion Hybrid model can create an image of any object without the need of light. In essence, it’s night…

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Nokia HERE Maps Could Be Used In The Driver-less Cars Of The Future

A consortium of automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler have recently announced it is purchasing  Nokia Corp.’s HERE map business — a hugely significant deal as drivers could see this technology  implemented in future driverless cars. The deal values the unit at 2.8 billion euros, which is $4 billion CAD. Nokia said the purchasers will be compensated for HERE liabilities, which amount to around 300 million euros. The Finland-based Nokia sold its mobile phone handset operation to Microsoft and now largely makes equipment for wireless networks. While Audi,…

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Google has begun testing driver-less cars

Picture this: a car on the road that has no gas pedal or steering wheel. This is exactly what the latest prototype of Google’s “self-driving” car entails.  An upgrade from last May’s model, this car can independently sense what’s happening on the road, and drive and brake accordingly. However, since the car doesn’t have air bags and other federally mandated safety features, it can’t drive faster than 40 km/hr and is currently limited to areas mapped by Google. It’s also electric, meaning that after every 128 km…

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