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Maybe Apple and Google won't take over the car industry after all?

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Apple Autonomous cars Google plug-in cars Silicon Valley self-driving carsOver the past few years, a common refrain among analysts and pundits has been that the future of the U.S. car industry lies not in Detroit, but in Silicon Valley.

Could Google Buy Tesla? Should It?

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But last week, a Forbes contributor suggested an intriguing notion: Should search giant Google buy Tesla? Speculating on what will happen to Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] can be endlessly entertaining, and the discussions have taken up terabytes of server space already.

Fourth Tesla Model X Said To Go To Google Founder Sergey Brin

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Many Tesla supporters dismiss the company's continuing financial losses, claiming that Google could use its vast cash horde to rescue Tesla Motors, if need be. Elon Musk Tesla Motors Google plug-in cars

Daimler and Google team up for car technology

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Internet giant Google and German carmaker Daimler have announced that their strategic partnership will now run a little deeper. Green cars Latest news Mercedes Daimler Google Google Maps International Consumer Electronics Show Mercedes-Benz

How Google's Self-Driving Car Works

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Once a secret project, Google's autonomous vehicles are now out in the open, quite literally, with the company test-driving them on public roads and, on one occasion, even inviting people to ride inside one of the robot cars as it raced around a closed course.

Google reveals plans to build new self-driving electric cars

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Search giant Google has announced it is to take a bold new step and start building its own electric self-driving cars.

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Google Gets Chevy Spark EV Electric Cars For Ride-Sharing Test

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While Google''s self-driving car program continues to make headlines, it''s hardly the only automotive project the company is involved in. Among the items in General Motors'' recently-released sustainability report is a ride-sharing pilot program to be conducted in partnership with the tech giant.

Google self-drive car involved in a crash

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Google’s self-driving cars may have had their first accident, according to car gossip webiste Jalopnik. Green credentials accident California crash Google self-driving carsOne of the search engine giant’s converted Prius cars is believed to have been involved in a crash with another Prius.

Now Electric-Car Drivers Can Use Google Glass To Find Charging Stations

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Google Glass has taken the tech sector by storm--and now it''s giving electric-car drivers a reason to pay attention as well. Charging-station operator SemaConnect has developed an app (via BWWGeeksWorld) for the wearable computer that helps drivers find places to charge. The app allows drivers to locate the nearest charging station within

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Electric-Car Maker Tesla Is The Highest-Trending Car Brand On Google

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In fact, according to Google''s For any new company, creating recognition of its product and its branding is one of the most difficult things to achieve.

Google announces first fully functional build of self-driving prototype

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In a post on Google+, Google engineers announced that they have assembled a fully functional prototype for fully autonomous driving; the vehicle unveiled earlier this year was an “early mockup”. The prototype is headed for Google’s test track; engineers are targeting road-testing in Northern California in 2015. Brief

Crowdsourcing Electric-Car Innovation: Design Inverter, Win $1 Million From Google

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It''s rewarding too, for any one entering the Google and IEEE ''Littlebox Challenge''--a competition to design a smaller, high power density inverter. Improving the modern electric drivetrain isn''t easy, but it''s certainly worthwhile. The prize? One million dollars.


Google teaching autonomous vehicles to share road safely with cyclists

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Google currently has 24 Lexus RX450h SUVs and 34 prototype vehicles on the road with autonomous driving capability. Click to enlarge.

Chevy Bolt EV electric car shows GM can do Silicon Valley, exec says

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Over the last five years, much has been written about autonomous-car efforts from Apple and Google. General Motors GM Future Cars Apple Google plug-in cars Silicon ValleyCould these two massively successful Silicon Valley startups overturn the established order in the global auto industry? DON'T MISS: 2017.

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Google expands electric car fleet with Volt and Leaf models

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Search engine giant, Google is expanding its fleet of plug-in cars after completing the installation of the largest corporate infrastructure in the US. Electric cars electric car fleet Gfleet Google leaf prius volt

Five Reasons Why Google Gets Plug-In Cars Before You Do

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Just before the holidays at the end of last year, Google welcomed the first 2012 Ford Focus Electric to roll off the production lines into its ever-expanding G Fleet of plug-in and hybrid cars.

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Self-Driving Tesla Electric Cars Coming, Courtesy Of Google?

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Love or hate Tesla Motors (NSDQ:TSLA) and its CEO Elon Musk, it''s hard to deny that he''s ahead of the curve when it comes to developing new cars. So when Musk says self-driving or autonomous technology is the next logical step in the evolution of the car, you take notice. According to Bloomberg, Musk is considering the potential of driverless

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Look Ma! No Wires! Google Gets Wireless Electric Car Charger

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So when software and Internet search king Google was approached by a Let’s face it: going wireless is cool.

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What Happens If You Add Google Glass To A Tesla Electric Car?

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Glasstesla is the brainchild of software engineer Sahas Katta, and pairs certain car functions with the abilities of Google''s unique augmented reality headset. Wearable computers and electric cars. Two things you might not think have much in common--but one app developer is exploring ways of linking the two cutting-edge technologies.

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Tesla Motors, Model S, And NY Times: Google+ Hangout Video

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Tesla Motors, a notorious review in The New York Times of its Model S electric sedan, and the company's future were the topics of discussion last week among High Gear Media editors during a Google+ Hangout on Air video chat.

Quick Snap: Google Goes All-Electric In Mitsubishi 'i'

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If you mention internet giant Google and "electric car" in the same sentence, it wouldn't be unreasonable to assume that the company was working on a car of its own. After all, the company is well-known for its work on autonomous vehicles, with a technology-heavy Prius that's now driven thousands of miles with no human input. You'll also be

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Forget The Prius: 2012 Scion iQ Takes Google Street View Where Other Cars Can’t

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When computer software giant Google first unleashed its camera-equipped Streetview cars in the U.S. That’s fine for modern-day cities with large, multi-lane roads, but in Europe, Google has discovered the standard Streetview cars are just too large to

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Google begins talks with automakers to bring self-driving cars to market eventually

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Chris Urmson, director of self-driving cars at Google, said at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit that the company has started talks with most of the world’s top automakers and assembled a team of global suppliers to speed its push to bring self-driving cars to market. Brief

Blind Man Drives Prius, With A Little Help From Google (Video)

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He did it, though, with a little help from Google. Steve Mahan got into a Toyota Prius hybrid, drove to the dry cleaner's, picked up some clothes he'd left to be cleaned, and drove home. The trip was about a mile and a half. Steve Mahan is legally blind. He's lost 95 percent of his vision. The car he happened to be driving was one of severa

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Google focusing autonomous driving development on mastering city street driving; patents piling up

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Google says that its autonomous vehicles have logged nearly 700,000 autonomous miles (1.13 —Chris Urmson. Patent Nº. 8,712,104. 8,688,306.

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Need a Place to Charge Your Electric Car? Just Google It

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Enter Google and its online map tools, which now includes the location of every known public In the connected world of modern electric vehicles your car probably already knows where the nearest charging point is.

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OnStar and Google demonstrate concept service for managing charging Chevrolet Volts with renewable energy

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Concept of the service and mobile app for renewable charging. Click to enlarge. Renewables in the US grid. Wind accounted for 2.3%. and 6 a.m.

Google’s technology campaign for autonomous driving

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Search engine giant Google is looking for partners within in the auto industry to help launch one of the most significant applications of artificial technology over the next several years, the self-driving car. Google believes that a future state with having computers drive cars can “ remove a gigantic chunk ” of the US fatalities.

Google tests electric vehicle charging station

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Internet giant Google is certainly one of the world’s most forward thinking companies, so it’s no surprise to see it embrace electric vehicle technology. Currently, Google boasts several low speed electric vehicles for short range travel [.].

Move Over Google, Meet The Self-Driving Nissan Leaf

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What Google can do with a Toyota Prius, someone else can do with a Nissan Leaf. At least, that’s the message NIssan wants to send after showcasing its own take on Google’s automated car at the 2012 Ceatec exhibition in Japan.

Google's Investment in Transphorm Could be Good News for Electric Cars

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Google said today it had invested in a startup called Transphorm, whose power-conversion efficiency technology could some day help create more efficient electric cars.

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BP joins GE, Google Ventures, ConocoPhillips, and NRG Energy in biomass-to-gasoline startup CoolPlanet’s C Round

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The C Round, led by Shea Ventures, included follow-on investments by the company’s current investors, General Electric, Google Ventures, ConocoPhillips, NRG and North Bridge Venture Partners. CoolPlanet’s renewable gasoline is chemically indistinguishable from gasoline derived from and can only be detected by radiocarbon isotope analysis.

Green Car Reports Is On Google+, Put Us In Your Greenest Circle

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Of course you do, and that's why we wanted to let you know Green Car Reports is on Google+. Adding Green Car Reports to your circles on Google+ gives you the ability to get the latest news, reviews, and expert insight, right in your Google+ newsfeed, and the

Google testing Plugless Power EV wireless charging unit

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Google is testing a Plugless Power charging station for electric vehicles at its Mountain View, Calif. Google has multiple low-speed electric vehicles for short-range travel around its campus and includes plug-in vehicles in its on-campus employee car-sharing program. headquarters. Brief

Green Car Reports Is Now On Google Currents

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We know you are always trying to find new ways to get your green car news on the go, and today we are happy to announce Green Car Reports is now on Google Currents. That's right, you can add Green Car Reports to your Google Currents right now by clicking the link right here.

Hey Google! Lets Reinvent Detroit Together Using Our Creative Greenius Before The Opportunivors Scavenge It

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No this is a job for the company I’ve long been a stockholder of – Google. Google dudes, you have my gmail address. Energy.

Google, DOE Electric Car Charging Station Map Growing Rapidly

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One of the challenges facing electric car owners wanting to venture further than the range their electric cars can provide on a single charge is where to find either an outlet or a purpose-built electric vehicle charging station to replenish their car’s battery pack. Until recently there was no centralized place where electric car owners

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Google Maps acquires mapping analytics startup Urban Engines; improved urban mobility

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Google Maps has acquired mapping analytics startup Urban Engines. Location analytics is an important focus for both Urban Engines and Google.

UK motorists say “no” to self-driving car

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According to a poll by car supermarket group Motorpoint, UK motorists are not comfortable with the idea that was introduced by Google earlier this year. Green cars Latest news Google green cars self-driving cars UKSelf-driving cars (pictured) appear to be a step too far for UK motorists.