Google’s self-driving car got its first license this week in the state of Nevada. If you’re not totally up-to-date with this amazing computer-driven car – there is a great video here. Google believes that this car will help save lives, because a majority of the 30,000 people killed each year in car crashes are due to human-driver error, and the addition of computer-driven cars could significantly reduce the number of deaths.
Google’s self-driving car uses sensors to watch cars, pedestrians and other obstacles, with additional technology and software that allows the car to read street signs and signals. Google’s car also combines a number of technologies included in cars already, such as GPS tracking, wheel motion sensors and radar.
These modified Toyota Priuses are not available to the public yet, but the testing stages are proving that driver assisted technologies are working.
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