Google Is Your Back Seat Driver
Google is applying its search algorithms to the automobile with Google Prediction API. Google hopes to collect and process information about how drivers use their vehicles in order to automatically change how the vehicle performs. The goal is to make the car to be more energy efficient. In one example, a hybrid car could favor its gasoline engine on the first part of a trip to build up (and reserve) battery power for an electric-power-only section of road that comes up later in the route.
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