Ubuntu Google's Self-Driving Cars Are Powered by Ubuntu Deryck Hodge I run this site. Otherwise, a software developer, working remotely from AL. I write about software dev, comics, art, gaming, movies, books, my family, and all things nerdy. More posts by Deryck Hodge. Deryck Hodge 13 Sep 2013 • 1 min read Google's Self-Driving Cars Are Powered by UbuntuGoogle revealed that they are using a lightly customized and realtime-ish version of the Ubuntu Linux operating system development by Canonical on the… Via @ubuhulk.