Google’s Newest Car Is Adorable, Electric, Homemade and Drives Itself

[View the story "Google's Car Loses the Steering Wheel and Brake Pedal" on Storify] Story summary: Google has announced that it’s going to make its own self-driving cars from scratch, rather than modify models by other manufacturers. The company is now building 100 of the newest two-seater prototypes. Top speed: 25 mph.               Also of Interest Does Google Owe You a ‘Right to Be Forgotten’? Why You Shouldn’t Drop Your Landline Just Yet Fight …

Big Safety Gains for Older Drivers

By Joan Lowy, Associated Press Safety researchers expressed concern a decade ago that traffic accidents would increase as the nation’s aging population swelled the number of older drivers on the road. Now, they say they’ve been proved wrong. Today’s drivers age 70 and older are less likely to be involved in crashes than previous generations, and less likely to be killed or seriously injured if they do crash, according to a study released Feb. 20 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. That’s because vehicles are getting …