Google and a number of automakers are spearheading the movement to get automated vehicles on America's roads. Self-driving cars are street legal in three states, and Google's fleet has collectively logged over 300,000 miles of time on the road. However, there are several obstacles in the path of widespread adoption, with legal and moral opposition to the concept coming from all corners. Follow this StoryStream to track the technology's progress as it transitions from experimental testing to consumer reality that could save thousands of lives.
Nevada DMV grants first self-driving car testing license to Google
Under the new rules and regulations it adopted in February, Nevada has approved the first test license for a self-driving car to Google.
Easier-to-understand technology could keep elderly drivers on the road longer
Researchers at Newcastle University are working on new tech that could help elderly drivers stay ont he road a bit longer.
One in five drivers would spend $3,000 to add self-driving to their next car
A J.D. Power survey shows that 20 percent of respondents would spend $3,000 more for autonomous self-driving car technology in their next vehicle, compared with 37 percent that expressed interest without knowing the price.
Google discusses partnerships with carmakers for self driving system
Today we've seen what might just be the first baby steps towards getting self-driving cars into dealerships and onto the roads. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google was in Detroit today gauging interest in partnering with automobile manufacturers to get self-driving cars out of the labs and into customer's hands.
Nevada approves regulations for self-driving cars
Nevada becomes the first US state to approve regulations for self-driving cars on its roadways.
Building tomorrow's car today: the self-driving vehicle nears the mainstream
Wired's Tom Vanderbilt takes an in-depth look at the development of self-driving cars, and the potential they have to change our basic notions of driving and car ownership.