Google Self-Driving in Austin, Ride-Sharing Reshapes Auto Makers & Automakers Re-Design

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GoogleCarGoogle Begins Testing Self-Driving Vehicles in Austin

(Reuters) — Google Inc. has begun testing its Google self-driving vehicles in Austin, Texas, expanding efforts to gather information on how the prototypes interact with traffic, road conditions and people, the company said today. Google has been testing self-driving prototypes since 2009, mainly around its Silicon Valley headquarters in Mountain View, Calif…

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RentalRide-Sharing Forces Automakers to Rethink How They Sell Cars

For at least 22 hours a day most cars sit parked, sucking up their owners’ money while waiting to be driven. For most people, it’s one of their most underutilized — but most expensive — assets. Now, some companies are devising ways to help people profit from their vehicles. Start-ups like RelayRides and Getaround help people…

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RetroCarmakers Zoom Away From Retro

Like aging rockers, car designers fell into the habit of trotting out their greatest hits, producing faithful copies of beloved classics, including the Volkswagen Beetle, Ford Mustang and Mini Cooper. Now that movement, called retro design, is giving way to a forward-looking approach…

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