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Watch: Google’s Waymo car service to hit the streets with no one in the driver’s seat

Watch Googles Waymo car service to hit the street with no one in the drivers seat

Google’s self-driving cars have featured a human in the driver’s seat in case something went wrong – but that’s in the past. Waymo, which started as the Google self-driving car project in 2009, is ready for the next phase. Starting now, Waymo’s fully self-driving vehicles — the most advanced self-driving vehicles on the road today — are test-driving on public ...

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Siri Plans to Stop Taking Orders and Start Giving Them

Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that the company is going to focus on developing self–driving car “systems” instead of the car itself. In an interview with Bloomberg Television, he explained this qualifies as a “MOA” effort as in “The Mother Of All AI” projects. The decision to concentrate on software, rather than both hardware and software is a  for ...

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Robot Buses & Lord of the Rings

A reporter at the Dailydot.com writes “We’re one step closer to the automated bus future of our dreams,” which tells you something about the content of nerd fantasies. Mercedes Benz is currently testing its “Future Bus” that’s described as “an autonomous, self-driving bus that can navigate complicated routes without the aid of a human being.” The most recent test took ...

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Now Humans Are Just Along for the Ride

I have seen humanity’s future and it’s cargo. Not shipping cargo, but being cargo. One cannot pick up the newspaper without discovering a new area of transportation where human control will soon be superfluous. I don’t know whether to blame the auto–pilot or Roomba. So much of flying today takes place while the aircraft is on auto that some safety ...

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Google Designs the Self–Absorbed Car for the Self–Absorbed Man

To give you an idea of how far the nation’s confidence has retreated from the exuberance of the 60’s — I promise this isn’t an endorsement of Donald Trump — just look at current automotive culture. Government Motors designs flimsy boxes to conform to arbitrary fuel efficiency standards. Electric cars, which the government wants a select few to drive while ...

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Robot Cars: The Return of the Sunday Driver

Perceptive conservatives have long been suspicious of ‘mass transit’ because of the term’s Karl Marxian connotations. For the left that’s a selling point because wedging the masses into mass transit allows ‘experts’ to decide where we will work and where we will live. The only roadblock, so to speak, is the automobile. People like cars because personal vehicles embody individual ...

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