It’s the twenty first century and technology gets better every day. From cell phones, to computers to cars, and Google’s new self-driving smart car is turning quite a few heads and the Leonid has the scoop.
Sebastian Thun and his team of five engineers who won the 2005 DARPA grand challenge are leading this new project. Google announced it back in 2010. The goal of the project is to make driving safer, and easier.
The new car is under extensive testing for safety, accuracy, and proficiently. The car works like cruise control on lots of later model vehicle, that can be put in manual driving by touching the steering wheel or brake. The car maintains the speed limits recorded on its maps. The car has been driven on many dangerous roads,and only has one reported crash and the car was not in self drive mode, but in manual. The car has driven 300,000 miles with out accident.
As of September California, Nevada, and Florida have made self driving cars legal allowing self driving car licenses this could change the future of the road and our personal safety on the road forever. This could be the beginning of something great.