The world’s most famous and the most widely used search engine, Google(TM) has now started meddling with engines of a different type and has put forward a brand new idea – a car that automatically drives itself.
Google announced on its official blog site that the technology has already been created but is now under the process of rigorous testing by Google. The aim is to not let the distracted drivers to drive on the road and instead allow them to either play with their mobile devices, or eat or in case of women – apply several coats makeup to their full satisfaction.
Google blog read, “Our goal is to help prevent traffic (Get 10000 free hits) accidents, free up people’s time and reduce carbon emissions by fundamentally changing car use.”
The vehicle will have video cameras, laser range finders and radar sensors installed to have a panoramic view of the other traffic (Get 10000 free hits) on the road. The vehicle’s navigation system will also use detailed maps to drive itself.
These vehicles have already been tested on the busiest roads of California and San Francisco including bridges and highways. The vehicle’s drive was monitored by a trained software operator in the passenger seat. During the test drives, a driver was also present in the driving seat to prevent any misjudging by the software.
Google envisages that these futuristic self-driving cars might reduce the number of yearly casualties to their half.
These experiments are a point of concern for the investors of Google who have been wary of company’s expenditures. Google has already under-performed its targets in the second quarter of its operations while its third quarter’s results are about to be revealed.