Google's Prototype Self Driving Autonomous Cars

May 28, 2014 • 8:11 am | comments (7) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

Google's Prototype Self Driving Autonomous Cars

We've covered many topics on the Google self driving car here before but now, Google is working on building out their own car for it.

The car, as you can see from the picture above, looks cartoon like, but it works. It has no steering wheel, accelerator pedal, or brake pedal, it just goes by itself - completely autonomous.

Google has been working on prototypes for this and showcased them yesterday on their Google blog. Here is a video of it in action:

When will this all come out? Probably 5-10 years. Google wrote:

We’re planning to build about a hundred prototype vehicles, and later this summer, our safety drivers will start testing early versions of these vehicles that have manual controls. If all goes well, we’d like to run a small pilot program here in California in the next couple of years. We’re going to learn a lot from this experience, and if the technology develops as we hope, we’ll work with partners to bring this technology into the world safely.

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Comments:

Not-in-your-lifetime

05/28/2014 01:06 pm

This will be slightly less popular than google glass.... When you have a war chest of billions of bucks you can play a lot :)

Jamo

05/28/2014 06:09 pm

How will this become a reality? Will Google subsidize the local municipalities that drive LOTS of revenue from traffic violations? What will happen to the DUI lawyer? What about the Insurance Companies? Doesn't anyone ever think of the children? But seriously?

wertwert

05/28/2014 06:53 pm

*drunkenly* OK Google Car. I'm going to tell you where I want to go and I don't want any !@#$ from you either.

Equipo MediaTools

05/28/2014 07:07 pm

Great, mini-eco-smart car. Google does not stop right?

Cristian Sepulveda

05/28/2014 07:09 pm

Good interior design, why didn't make it 4x4, jeje?

F1 Steve

05/29/2014 09:39 am

Here we go again, now Google wanting to put drivers out business in the future! Tell me g, in the future when you destroy all jobs with your auto crap who will have any money to buy your advertisers shit?

Yo Mamma

05/29/2014 02:29 pm

News Flash! Google employs a huge majority of white males. They need to add to that. White males that lack testosterone. Fellas, ever seen a 'sports car'? The sexy lines, the throbbing engine vibrating under your seat. The smell of fine leather? The trust of power as you fight g-forces? No? Ball-less Google employees think that a driver-less, sexless, silent, plastic, thing is the future. You guys need to get laid

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