Imagine a world without traffic jams, driver's licenses or car insurance. Sounds like science fiction, but maybe it's not. Last week, California became the second state in the country to pass legislation paving the way for self-driving vehicles.
Big-picture research is still alive and well at Google. Tapping engineers from the government's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency challenges, it has developed self-driving cars -- and has already tested them on 14,000 miles of road.