Google Has Come Up With Automated Car Technology

by on October 10, 2010

The search engine monster has taken a step forward in technology to make the driving experience safer as 1.2 million people lose their lives every year in road accidents.

They have developed a technology for cars which can drive itself. They have tested it  by driving it 140, 000 miles with the help of this self driving technology.

Their automated car technology use video cameras, radars sensors and laser range finders to see other traffic as well as detailed maps to navigate the road ahead. The information which was gathered by their cars when mapping the terrain.

To develop this complicated technology they had gathered some of the best engineers from DARPA challenges, a prize competition for driver less vehicles organized by the US government.

The team working on this project never compromised with the safety as their automated car was always manned by a trained driver in case anything goes wrong, accompanied by a software operator to monitor the software.

They also said “We’ve always been optimistic about technology’s ability to advance society, which is why we have pushed so hard to improve the capabilities of self-driving cars beyond where they are today. While this project is very much in the experimental stage, it provides a glimpse of what transportation might look like in the future thanks to advanced computer science. And that future is very exciting.”

Source: Google Blog

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Grimey December 19, 2011 at 10:10 am

They’ve been trying to do this for years, but up till now there have always been too many variables to consider. Mind you if anyone can drive the technology forward and have a good stab at it it’s bound to be Google – they know how to innovate and they’re not afraid to give their projects a good whack of funding.
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