Toyota Prius

In this photo taken Wednesday, May 14, 2014, a Google self-driving car is shown in an exhibit at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

A look at 3 roadblocks facing driverless cars

Google Inc. is pushing hard to bring cars driven by computers — not people — to market. To do so, the Silicon Valley giant persuaded states including California to pass laws explicitly legalizing the still-emerging […]

05/30/2014

Prius hybrid sedans on a lot at a Toyota dealership in Centennial, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Toyota recalls 1.9 million Prius cars for software glitch

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota said Wednesday it is recalling 1.9 million hybrid Prius cars globally for a software glitch that could cause the vehicle to stall. Toyota Motor Corp. said that 997,000 Prius cars in […]

02/12/2014

Ford Focus charging

Government to require electric cars to make noise

DETROIT (AP) – The government wants all electric and hybrid vehicles to make some noise when traveling under 18 miles per hour so pedestrians can hear them coming.

01/07/2013

Jerry Brown signs driverless cars bill

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown rode to Google headquarters in a self-driven Toyota Prius before signing legislation Tuesday that will pave the way for driverless cars in California. The bill by Democratic […]

09/25/2012

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