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Google Ditched Autopilot Driving Feature After Test User Napped Behind Wheel

ATWATER, Calif. (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s self-driving car unit stopped developing features that required drivers to take control in dangerous situations, its chief executive said Monday, as autopilot reliance left users prone to distractions and ill-prepared to maneuver.

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30 Companies Operating Self-Driving Cars on California Roads

There are now 30 companies testing 202 self-driving cars on California’s public roads, following a decision by the California Department of Motor Vehicles to license Apple Inc. to begin testing 3 self-driving sport utility vehicles (SUVs).

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BlackBerry Partners with Ford to Create #1 Self-Driving Software

After BlackBerry’s stock price fell from $230 in 2007 to $6 in early March, the company’s new strategy — dumping its hardware business and reinventing itself as the leading security software provider for self-driving vehicles — began to pay off handsomely.

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Uber Suspends Self-Driving Car Program After Arizona Crash

Uber Technologies Inc suspended its pilot program for driverless cars on Saturday after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology crashed on an Arizona roadway, the ride-hailing company and local police said.

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Tech Roadmap: From the Age of Obama to the Age of Trump

Tech innovation is set to move from the Age of Obama, which focused on the needs of high-density urban residents, to the Age of Trump, which will focus on the needs of lower-density suburban residents.

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Obama Administration Releases Self-Driving Car Guidelines

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released its Federal Automated Vehicles policy Monday, detailing its 15-point Safety Assessment and guidelines, which were created to help manufacturers meet safety requirements and prepare the public for driverless cars on the roads.

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Feds Preview Rules of the Road for Self-Driving Cars

WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials are previewing long-awaited guidance that attempts to bring self-driving cars to the nation’s roadways safely – without creating so many roadblocks that the technology can’t make it to market quickly.

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Uber Rolls Out Self-Driving Car in Pittsburgh

Bristling with “a variety of sensors including radars, laser scanners, and high resolution cameras,” Uber’s first self-driving car is hitting the streets of Pittsburgh in the coming weeks, according to a blog post from the ride-sharing company.

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Google Teaming with UN to Dominate Transportation Future

Thanks to sponsorship by Google, California has become the “tip of the spear” for the United Nations’ Environmental Programme (UNEP) to create a world in the next 30 years where all decision making will be controlled by environmental, social and governance policies (ESG). On Feb. 2, 2015, Google hosted U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to unveil the 30-year plan to implement the UN- and Google-backed initiative.

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Consumer Electronics Show Opens with Focus on Cars

Consumer Electronics Show 2015 opened Monday morning in Las Vegas to throngs of the digerati hoping to get a peek at the latest technology trends and styles. Unlike shows in the past that featured connected gadgets and media, this year’s focus seems to be on the automobile as the ultimate connected consumer electronics platform.