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Google Driverless Cars

Updated on April 19, 2013

The Google Driverless Car has been road-tested

Another cool invention from google: the driverless car. The google driverless car has been road-tested around San Francisco. I've always wanted a chauffeur but this is much better! I really want one of these. I guess I'll have to wait a while, but now google are on the case the driverless car should be a reality much sooner.

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Google Driverless Cars

In October 2010, google announced that it has been secretly road-testing driverless cars. Wow! The cars make use of google streetview data combined with cameras and sensors. Of course, at the moment there is a driver with the ability to manually override the car.

But consider the possibilities. I'm really interested in this because I don't drive. I have no sense of direction and poor spatial awareness. It's much safer that I don't drive. Google is working on the driverless car because actually it would be much safer if most people didn't drive!

For the most part I get by just fine without driving, but it would be rather convenient to summon a driverless car on occasion. I could walk to work then get the car to come and pick me up if it was raining. It would be much easier to share one car between a family as the car could travel between destinations on its own. Maybe there would be more car-sharing in general.

Poll: Would you like a driverless car?

Not everyone likes the idea of a driverless car. I know a lot of people actually enjoy driving.

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Google Driverless Car Video

Watch a news report introducing the google driverless car.

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Google is a fascinating company. Yes, their power is a little scary. But, I think it's excellent that google is using its wealth to drive (excuse the pun) innovation with projects like the driverless car.


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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I'd prefer to hold the wheel. Wouldn't trust even Google to drive a car in India, without a driver! May work for Europe and US maybe!