30 Jan '16, 6pm

Google Plans Four New Sites for Self-driving Cars

Google’s self-driving cars are likely to roll out to four more US cities in the months ahead, if a new filing at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is anything to go by. On January 26, Chris Urmson, director of Google’s self-driving car program, requested renewal of the company’s Experimental Authority for radio transmitters operating in the 76 GHz range. These are almost certainly long-range radars fitted to Google’s prototype self-driving cars. The heavily-redacted filing notes that the mobile transmitters are currently located in Mountain View, Calif., and Austin, Tex., but states that Google is planning to test in four additional locations. One is likely to be Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Google just posted a vacancy for a Program Manager for self-driving cars . This role includes responsibility for “[collaborating] with self-driving car engineers and external b...

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