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Google Self Driving Car

Google Self Driving Car

Google’s driver-less car gets test driven by blind man…

In 2010 Google announced the ‘self-driving’ car project, and now after having completed over 200,000 miles of computer-led driving the Internet giants have release a video clip of their favorite bits of the testing so far.

Developed to help make driving safer, Google wanted to demonstrate how the technology could also be utilised by the partially sited. In the clip you can see Steve, a partially sighted volunteer with only 5% of his vision remaining, taking the car out for what appears to be an extremely smooth run to the shops.

The driver-less car uses radar and laser to check for oncoming traffic, these sensors also position the vehicle on a map so the car can follow a preplanned out route. Once all the kinks have been worked out, the self-driving technology could provide a way for anyone with a car including the blind with a voice activated driver-less form of transport, which would be safer than human behind the wheel.

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