Sunday, October 10, 2010

Google tests self-driving cars

Just in the news, Google tests cars that drive themselves.  The cars use video cameras mounted on the roof, radar sensors and a laser range finder to "see" other traffic, software engineer Sebastian Thrun said.  They remain manned at all times by a trained driver ready to take control as well as by a software expert.  Google hopes the cars can eventually help reduce road traffic and cut the number of accidents.  In a posting on the company's blog, Thrun said the self-driven cars had so far covered 140,000 miles on the road.
They have crossed San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate bridge, negotiated the city's famous sloping streets, driven between Google offices, and made it around Lake Tahoe in one piece.

What do you guys think?


  1. I swear dude, I'd cry soooo bad if I had to ride in one of those. Especially over a tall ass, skinny bridge. Have ya'll seen the Hoover Dam's new bridge? Google it. It's like twice as high as the Dam. >.>

  2. Yeah! It would be nice to ride on that car :'D

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