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A new patent filed by Alphabet (formerly Google) explains how Google cars will assess threats and communicate with other drivers and pedestrians. Alphabet says it may equip its autonomous cars with sensors that can detect objects around them, namely, pedestrians attempting to cross the street. The patent suggests that Alphabet has figured out a way for its autonomous cars to deal with aggressive drivers, too.

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Is it possible your hands-free technology killing you in your car? Voice-activated systems can be distracting even when you think you’re finished using them. 80 percent of Americans believe hands-free driving is safer than using a handheld device behind the wheel. The public is confused and getting mixed messages on handheld versus hands free.

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No two points of view represent the good and bad of Google cars than Larry Burns and David Mindell. Google cars proponents estimate 3,000 lives per day will be saved if the human pleasures associated with driving are eliminated for the greater good.