Google continues to amaze the world with each new product or new feature invented. This time the target is self-driving car.
Google has been working on this self-driving car program for a while now and the result is uncomparable.
Google’s self-driving cars have reached a new milestone: about a dozen of driverless cars have crossed 300, 000 miles without a single accident under computer control.
And what ensures the security of a self-driving car across a wide range of traffic conditions? This self-driving car program combines Google’s Street View technology with artificial intelligence software, which is able to control the vehicle with the help of numerous cameras and sensors.
I think that if the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles has granted a license to Google to perform tests on public streets that means the wait to see Google’s self-driving cars in the “everyday streets” is nearing to end.
Chris Urmson, Google’s engineering lead for this self-driving car program mentions: “We’re encouraged by this progress, but there’s still a long road ahead… This is an important milestone, as it brings this technology one step closer to every commuter. One day we hope this capability will enable people to be more productive in their cars.”
I believe that Google will do this, and I also believe that driverless cars will reduce the number of car accidents. If not for anything else than at least for the cases of distracted driving accidents.
You’ll hardly see computer system taking a hotdog on the wheel, or texting, or styling hair, applying make-up, or browsing internet, it will never become nervous or won’t have the feeling of being late.
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