It certainly puts an end to arguments about who’s driving. Nobody is driving: the car is.
Google’s self-driving car technology has been making headlines for years. Now they’ve taken to the next level by unveiling their very own driverless car. True to its core concept: it has no steering wheel!
In a post on the Google blog, project director Chris Urmson outlines the plan for the prototypes:
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.
The Self-Driving Car Project now has a Google+ page.