driverless cars

Daily news roundup for Monday, March 23, 2015

Mar 23, 2015
Gary Reyes/ Bay Area News Group

As Google soars, a mobile home park feels the heat // Mercury News

"MOUNTAIN VIEW -- If Google gets to build a new office complex north of Highway 101, no one will feel the "Googly" aura of the canopied tech wonderland quite like the people living along Space Park Way.

 

When you listen to the radio in your car, you’re listening -- but mostly driving. Your hands are on the wheel, eyes on the road, and you’re aware of the cars around you, your speed, and your environment.But, it’s really easy to take our eyes off the windshield, even just for a second.

Driverless Cars in California

May 7, 2013
http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/05/02/is-it-legal-to-take-a-nap-in-your-self-driving-car/

Google's self-driving cars have been seen all over Bay Area roads for several years, but now that California has passed SB 1298, autonomous vehicles could become a reality here much faster than many people have predicted. Will these 'driverless' cars prevent some of the 5 million motor accidents in the United States by eliminating human error and distraction? How will manufacturers resolve the safety and liability issues related to autonomous vehicles? What about the privacy concerns about the data that self driving cars will collect?