Google’s latest self-driving prototype vehicle has sent the Internet into a frenzy over the last couple of days. The idea of being ferried around on public roads in a automobile with no steering wheel or driving controls and fully controlled by a computer is a concept that is still very mind blowing, but Google have four-wheeled robots that work! See above for the Youtube video that shows the Google Self-Driving Car in action.
From the video:
Fully autonomous driving has always been the goal of our project, because we think this could improve road safety and help lots of people who can’t drive.
We’re now developing prototypes of vehicles that have been designed from the ground up to drive themselves—just push a button and they’ll take you where you want to go! We’ll use these vehicles to test our software and learn what it will really take to bring this technology into the world.
Watch volunteers take a ride in Mountain View, California. Then read more at: http://goo.gl/qDUtgq
This type of transformative innovation could change the whole taxi industry – less waiting times and less crazy taxi drivers on the roads.