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Google to build prototype of truly driverless car

...then later this year on public streets. Those test cars will have a wheel and pedals because under California law a test driver must be able to take immediate control.By summer 2015, however, California's Department of Motor Vehicles must publish...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-28/google-build-prototype-tru
As we enjoy holiday cheer, let's recall the NASCAR year

...her only top-10 finish of the year.BIGGEST LOSS. Mark Martin finally retires, and this time it's for good ... maybe. The little old driver, so lively and quick, will be a driving coach and test driver for Stewart-Haas Racing.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-12-25/we-enjoy-holiday-cheer-let
Overtime

...finished the year 22-1. Auto RacingMWR hires Burton as its test driverMichael Waltrip Racing hired Jeff Burton as a test driver, with the possibility of running a partial Sprint Cup schedule in 2014.The team will field the No. 66 Toyota for Burton...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-12-02/overtime
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has enjoyed his time on social media

...The 21-time Cup winner left Richard Childress Racing at the end of last season and initially announced a deal as a test driver for Michael Waltrip Racing with only one guaranteed race ? Sunday at Las Vegas. He's since been named an analyst...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-03-05/dale-earnhardt-jr-has-enjo
Vettel extends Formula One winning streak

...about driving in 2014 but he declined every offer saying he was tired and needed to step away.He accepted a role as a test driver and driving coach to Danica Patrick at Stewart-Haas Racing.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-11-17/vettel-extends-formula-one
Denny Hamlin on pole for Sprint Cup race at Martinsville

...ninth and Brad Keselowski in 10th.After being eliminated early from playoff contention, Hamlin has become a glorified test driver at Joe Gibbs Racing. Toyota has been using new, unproven engines in his car as research, and he's done a lot of testing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-10-25/denny-hamlin-pole-sprint-c
Edwards OK to race despite broken foot

...replacing Luca Badoer . Ferrari has been eager to find a better replacement for the injured Felipe Massa after longtime test driver Badoer qualified last and finished no better than 14th in his first two races. "I'm in seventh heaven," Fisichella...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/04/nas_546881.shtml
Nascar
Ex-star is unable to fill-in

...Massa, and hoped to return at this month's European Grand Prix in Valencia, Spain. Ferrari announced Tuesday that test driver Luca Badoer will race in Massa's place. Schumacher said on his Web site he informed top Ferrari officials on Monday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/08/12/nas_544114.shtml
Nascar
'Slippery' track and softer tires will test drivers

HAMPTON, Ga. --- There are two ways to approach today's Kobalt Tools 500: Fast and uneasy or steady and comfortable. Either way, Mark Martin believes the race at Atlanta Motor Speedway should be one of the greatest challenges of the season.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/08/nas_513963.shtml
Nascar
NASCAR Newsmaker: Denny Hamlin

...testing away. Ultimately the more testing, the more it's going to require these big teams to just have test teams, test drivers, all that. That's just more money. Sponsors want to run well. They're going to try to get the best for their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/01/08/nas_506869.shtml
Nascar