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# self-driving-cars - Friday 6 December, 2019

Poll: Should self-driving cars be legally allowed on Irish roads? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should self-driving cars be legally allowed on Irish roads?

The government is set to discuss a proposal to test self-driving cars on public roads.

# self-driving-cars - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Self-driving cars might be coming - but motorists don't want to hand over the keys

Mazda research shows European drivers still want to be behind the wheel.

# self-driving-cars - Monday 18 September, 2017

The 6 levels of self-driving car - and what they mean for motorists

SAE has defined six levels of autonomy for self-driving, here’s what they mean.

# self-driving-cars - Saturday 15 July, 2017

How far are we from seeing driverless cars on Irish roads?

Technology is way outpacing lawmakers who need to prepare for major changes.

# self-driving-cars - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Emails between Google and Uber show how the tech giants became enemies

Uber was suspicious that Google was going to launch a competing lift-sharing service.

# self-driving-cars - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Uber has put the brakes on its self-driving cars in California

Self-driving Uber cars were being tested in defiance of a state order to halt the programme.

# self-driving-cars - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Google has added 100 spanking new cars to its self-driving fleet

These cars are due on the public roads early in 2017.

# self-driving-cars - Monday 19 December, 2016

One in six people would let their kids use a self-driving car

5,000 adults reveal how they would pass time in autonomous vehicles.

# self-driving-cars - Saturday 27 August, 2016

These taxis can drive themselves and are ferrying people about in Singapore

It’s part of a trial, but the company behind it hopes to have a fully self-driving taxi fleet there by 2018.

# self-driving-cars - Monday 22 August, 2016

Volvo and Uber join forces to get to the future faster

Volvo Cars and Uber project will see the companies develop autonomous driving cars.

# self-driving-cars - Monday 18 July, 2016

Autonomous cars - the future is already here

Self-driving cars are not just visions for the future, many cars already have autonomous technology and features onboard.

# self-driving-cars - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Google's self-driving cars learned an important lesson about driving near buses

Thankfully neither of them were travelling at speed when they crashed.

# self-driving-cars - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Google's self-driving cars are still leaning on its drivers for tight situations

Its autonomous cars experienced 272 cases where drivers were required to grab the wheel, and avoided 11 crashes.

# self-driving-cars - Monday 11 January, 2016

This is how self-driving cars are learning to deal with bad conditions

The likes of Google and Ford are teaching their autonomous cars to drive safely in snowy and wet conditions.

# self-driving-cars - Sunday 10 January, 2016

This car has just learnt how to park itself

The Tesla models can now self-park without a driver inside thanks to a computer update.

# self-driving-cars - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Trucks that drive themselves could be on public roads sooner than you think

Trucks that drive themselves could be on public roads sooner than you think

Mercedes Benz demonstrated a modified articulated truck that was capable of driving itself on a public motorway.

# self-driving-cars - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Google's self-driving cars have been in 12 accidents, but none were their fault*

*Although a company employee was in control of one at the time of one crash.

# self-driving-cars - Friday 22 August, 2014

Google tests its self-driving cars in a 'Matrix-style' virtual simulation

The cars have virtually ‘driven’ more than 6.4 million kilometres inside the simulation, which recreates California’s road system.

# self-driving-cars - Friday 24 January, 2014

Google envisions self-driving cars being used as ad-powered taxis

The company was awarded a patent which would allow businesses to offer customers a free or discounted trip to their stores.

# self-driving-cars - Monday 6 January, 2014

54 million self-driving cars to be on the roads by 2035

It’s expected that by 2050, vehicles with self-driving capabilities will outnumber manual cars across the globe.

# self-driving-cars - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge Self-driving cars get the nod... in Nevada Look No Hands This post contains videos

Self-driving cars get the nod... in Nevada

Google awarded license to operate tests on auto-pilot cars.