Google’s Self-Driving Cars to Hit Public Roads

Over the past six years, Google’s self-driving cars have accrued an equivalent of 75 years of US adult driving experience through test runs, with just 11 minor fender-benders. Now, the driverless vehicles are set to take to the publics roads of Mountain View, California—Google’s home town—for further testing. Each car will be capped at a 25 miles-per-hour maximum and will be accompanied by a driver …

Nevada Green Lights Self-Driving Trucks

While much of the attention surrounding autonomous autos has focused on personal vehicles, arguably the most beneficial market for self-driving technology is in the trucking industry—in which driver fatigue is a common concern. Realizing this, the state of Nevada has just given Freightliner the green light to test its self-driving 18-wheelers on public highways. Human drivers will still be present to monitor activity, but the …