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Google Self-Driving Cars Are Getting Smarter

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April 28, 2014
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Google released a video Monday showing its self-driving car software. The tech can detect cars, construction, cyclists, pedestrians and more. Video provided by Newsy


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TheStreet (May 28, 2014) — Google is unveiling its own prototype of a self-driving car in which there's no steering wheel or pedals. Instead, the electric-powered car is driven solely through computers and sensors. The only manual controls are a stop/go button and an emergency button. Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving project said in a blog post that safety was the most important aspect of designing the prototype. He says the self-driving cars have sensors that remove blind spots and are able to detect objects that are more than two football fields away. The first vehicles have speed capped at 25 miles per hour. Inside, just two seats with seatbelts and a screen that show the route. Video provided by TheStreet
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Google Plans Deeper Energy Push With Tools For Utilities

Google Plans Deeper Energy Push With Tools For Utilities

TheStreet (June 11, 2014) — Google is planning to disrupt the US power delivery system by developing tools that can transmit and distribute electricity more efficiently.The internet giant runs the most popular search engine and itself is a huge consumer of electricity. It has been looking at ways to shakeup the utilities industry and it plans on doing this by developing software and hardware tools to better manage power lines. Google's in-house development group known as the Energy Access Team is led by Arun Majumdar. Majumdar came to Google as a top energy expert. He was the first director of the US Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy and was later nominated for the Under Secretary of DoE. He joined Google in 2012 to help the company to advance in the US power sales market, which is worth more than $363 billion. Google is not the first to tap the possibilities of energy management. Zurich based ABB and Munich based Siemens already offer tools that help allocating electricity, but Google engineers think they can do better. Just like Google disrupted smartphone market with android, it may now end up changing the way we get our electricity. Video provided by TheStreet
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Smart Schools, Smart Students

Smart Schools, Smart Students

Ivanhoe (May 1, 2014) — College students are less prepared for work than they were 15 years ago. They may be more tech-savvy than ever, but why aren’t students learning the skills they need to succeed? Learn about a program that’s creating smarter schools and smarter students. Video provided by Ivanhoe
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Google Behind the Wheel of Self-Driving Cars

Google Behind the Wheel of Self-Driving Cars

Reuters - Business Video Online (May 28, 2014) — Google is jumping on board to build self-driving cars without steering wheels, accelerator pedals or brake pedals. Jillian Kitchener reports. Video provided by Reuters
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