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  • 10.12.10

Here Come the Autonomous Cars

Google surprised us all this week with news that the company has been secretly testing autonomous cars for years. The project isn’t exactly new. Sebastian Thrun, creator of Google’s Street View and the director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, has been building autonomous vehicles since 2005. And Thrun isn’t the only one.

Google surprised us all this week with news that the company has been secretly testing autonomous cars for years. The project isn’t exactly new. Sebastian Thrun, creator of Google’s Street View and the director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, has been building autonomous vehicles since 2005. And Thrun isn’t the only one.

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Ariel Schwartz is a Senior Editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine and more.

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