Driverless Google Cars


Anybody concerned about these cars rolling around their streets? Here is the Google blurb:
Our automated cars use video cameras, radar sensors and a laser range finder to “see” other traffic, as well as detailed maps (which we collect using manually driven vehicles) to navigate the road ahead. This is all made possible by Google’s data centers, which can process the enormous amounts of information gathered by our cars when mapping their terrain.
I think that the jury is out on this one for me. What do you think about cars without drivers?

10 comments:

  1. I think it's whole new opening for lawyers and those types. What happens when Google doesn't load correctly? We are the laziest damn people on earth aren't we?

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  2. Its about time I say. The future has been terribly disappointing....no flying cars, no jetpacks :)

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  3. @Buy - LOL, I guess that I am glad that it is not a Microsoft product.

    @Happy - I remember those promos in the 60s of cars riding on cushions of air. Science and technology just haven't kept up with our expectations.

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  4. I wonder how these cars would react if another driver did something like change lanes right in front them.

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  5. @co - Now that is a scary thought.

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  6. What do I think about cars without drivers?

    They can't be any worse than cars driven by the crazy drivers we have nowadays!

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  7. This is scary. There's so much trust in technology today. I think sometimes the human factor is completely forgotten. Humans are not predictible.

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  8. Makes me think of the Terminator movies Sue - Rise of the Machines.

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  9. I can't wait until the perfect it and I can sleep on that long boring trip from Portland to Medford. Sign me up for one!

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  10. That's a good perspective Gregg! I think I could use one to travel across Kansas - nothing to see there.

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