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Polestar Precept Previews the EV Future

Polestar Precept Previews the EV Future
Volvo EV spin-off Polestar already has some production vehicles in the pipeline, including the Polestar One and Polestar Two. Now, we have a concept vehicle that looks towards the future of the brand. Like the Polestar Two, the Polestar Precept is a 5-door fastback. The Precept strikes out in a new design direction that’s less derivative of Volvo than the production cars.
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Waymo Video Shows Driverless Cars are Weird but not Terrifying

Waymo Video Shows Driverless Cars are Weird but not Terrifying
Have you really put any thought into how strange it will be to be in a car that you can’t control? Not only that you can’t control, but a car that has no human at the wheel?
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Google’s Waymo Taking Passengers for a Ride in Phoenix

Google’s Waymo Taking Passengers for a Ride in Phoenix
After eight years of work, Google’s self-driving car project – now known as Waymo is now ready to do what it has wanted to do since the initiative started-  carry passengers. The first passengers will get to ride Waymo customized Chrysler Pacifica vans in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Google Self-Driving Car to Get Steering Wheel and Pedals After All

Google Self-Driving Car to Get Steering Wheel and Pedals After All
There have been some big changes in direction over at Google when it comes to the firm’s autonomous car project. Originally the plan was to build a car that didn’t have a steering wheel or pedals at all, offering full autonomy to its occupants.
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Google Self Driving Car Can Now Honk Its Own Horn

Google Self Driving Car Can Now Honk Its Own Horn
My wife is a bit of a dick behind the wheel of a car, which is why I never let her drive when we are together. She tailgates, drives way too fast, and will honk at you if she gets the slightest whiff that you might do something wrong, even if said wrong hasn’t happened yet.
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Google Patent App Shows Sticky Solution to Pedestrian Accidents

Google Patent App Shows Sticky Solution to Pedestrian Accidents
Google recently filed a patent application for a weird and wacky car safety device. The idea is that in the event of an accident, the hood would crack like an eggshell and release glue. In theory, if a car with this tech hit a pedestrian; the ped would stick to the hood of the car instead of flying any further.
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Google Self-Driving Car Heads South

Google Self-Driving Car Heads South
I love to drive, but I am also looking forward to a future where cars can drive themselves. I would love to be able to take a road trip and instead of focusing on driving and what the other idiots around me are doing, I could focus on the trip and the sights around me.
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In 2016 There’s Going to Be a FREAKING MOON RACE!

In 2016 There’s Going to Be a FREAKING MOON RACE!
The Google Lunar XPrize is a $30 Million contest designed to put privately funded and operated rovers on the moon, because it has been too long since we’ve done some cool moon stuff. That’s already interesting, but here’s where it gets better: Astrobiotic of the USA and Hakuto of Japan are sending a total of three rovers on a Space X Falcon 9 rocket.
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Google Assembles Suppliers for Self-Driving Cars

Google Assembles Suppliers for Self-Driving Cars
Google is gearing up to make good on its promise of cars that can drive without any interaction from a human. I am a fan of driving and like to be involved in the process at all times, however, the appeal of getting in a car for a trip and being able to focus on enjoying the scenery rather than driving has some appeal.
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Google Reveals Completed Self-Driving Car

Google Reveals Completed Self-Driving Car
Google’s autonomous vehicle technology has been in development for several years, but the Silicon Valley company started off by testing its tech in modified production vehicles. Google has been working to develop their own platform for the self-driving car, showing off the technology and the driving capabilities of an earlier prototype in 2014 (shown below).
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Take a Volvo XC90 on a Virtual Test Drive

Take a Volvo XC90 on a Virtual Test Drive
Volvo has created a virtual reality smartphone app that allows you to experience a test drive in the all-new XC90 from the comfort of your own home. Thanks to Google Cardboard, a bare bones cardboard virtual reality headset, you can convert your Android or Apple smartphone into a personal VR display. 
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Google Self-Driving Cars Permitted to Speed

Google Self-Driving Cars Permitted to Speed
Admit it. Most of us exceed the posted speed limit when on the highway, if nothing but to keep up with the flow of traffic. So I suppose it only makes sense that Google would be allowing its autonomous vehicles to drive slightly faster than the speed limit too.
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Google Shows Tiny Prototype Driverless Car

Google Shows Tiny Prototype Driverless Car
Google has been working on autonomous vehicle technology for several years now, and even has had its self-driving cars on public streets. But up until now, its cars have entirely been based on modified production vehicles.
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Google’s Self-Driving Car Drives Better Than You

Google’s Self-Driving Car Drives Better Than You
Google’s self-driving cars have logged thousands of miles around Mountain View, California and, with the help of Google’s engineers, the cars’ ability to navigate a variety of road conditions is continually improving. This fascinating video shows how the self-driving cars are able to safely negotiate a crowded pedestrian walkway, cyclists, railroad tracks, and construction zones.
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Tour the Pagani Factory in Google Street View

Tour the Pagani Factory in Google Street View
Google Street View adds another tour to their mapping of supercar manufacturers (we previously saw the McLaren Technology Centre), this time with the Pagani workshop and showroom in in Modena, Italy. Now you can dream of your next Pagani supercar or take a look at Pagani’s racing history from the comfort of your living room.
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