Apr 29, 2014
Innovations, Traffic & Congestion

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Conquer City Streets

For those who love driving, the future looks more and more bleak. Yesterday, Google gave its followers an update on its self-driving vehicles. According to its official blog, their autonomous vehicles have logged over 700,000 miles (1,100,000 kilometres) so far. The video posted below shows some of the incredible advances that have been made which...

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Nov 28, 2013
Education, Photo of the Week, Stations

Google Transit View: Rail, Subway, Airports and… Cable Cars!

We briefly interrupt our scheduled Photo of the Week with an exciting new development from Google. Starting today, the search engine will let users preview dozens of major global transit locations worldwide with their newest Street View function. This includes 16 airports, 50+ train stations and get this, even the Ngong Ping 360 and Peak Tram in Hong...

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May 09, 2012

Google’s Self-Driving Car Approved For Use In Nevada

Here we go, folks . . . A variety of media outlets are reporting that Google’s self-driving cars have been approved for use in the state of Nevada. This is the first-ever license issued under new state-specific legislation permitting the testing of autonomous automobiles. Under the legislation, all vehicles will be required to have at least...

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May 19, 2011
Just For Fun

The Bizarre Search Terms That Led People To The Gondola Project (This Month)

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been trying to get a handle on our traffic here, where it’s been coming from and what people have been looking for. For that, I’ve obviously been using Google Analytics. Now there’s no question that Google’s presence and ubiquity have allowed sites like The Gondola Project to flourish...

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Mar 08, 2011
Oddities, Other Transit Techs

Could Google’s Self-Driving Car Kill Public Transit?

Last week at the TED 2011 conference, Google unveiled their self-driving car. And while an interview and test drive with CBS news was both fun and informative to watch, the issue of the technology’s impact on public transit was never addressed. If the self-driving car becomes a reality in the next, say, 20 years, one...

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