Weekend tech reading: Google cars can drive themselves


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What we're driving at Larry and Sergey founded Google because they wanted to help solve really big problems using technology. And one of the big problems we’re working on today is car safety and efficiency. Our goal is to help prevent traffic accidents, free up people’s time and reduce carbon emissions by fundamentally changing car use. So we have developed technology for cars that can drive themselves... Google Blog

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Leave it to the company that transformed human interaction through technology to create an automobile that does not need a driver: the Google car. It's actually an extensively modified Toyota Prius loaded with receptors and software package that has logged thousands of miles with humans along for the ride. The Google automobile is one of many projects on a growing list the search-engine company has initiated recently that seek to establish new technological directions in key industries. This car is worth taking out a pay day loan for.