Google's driverless cars clock over 480,000 'accident free' kms
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- 05:01 pm, August 10, 2012
Company says there are still tests lined up before the technology actually goes into mass production.
We always knew that someday driverless cars will no more be just a figment of science-fiction, and that the technology will make its way to the real world. In fact, we are so far along in this marvel of technology, internet giant Google has already revealed that their fleet of twelve driverless cars have clocked over 480,000 kms without any harm whatsoever.
It all began last year when the self-driving car project took off with an aim to push the technological boundaries by letting the prototypes out on the road with other motorists in a variety of traffic conditions. The cars apparently fared quite well in the midst of real-world situations although Google says there still are a number of tests lined up before the technology actually goes public.
“To provide the best experience we can, we’ll need to master snow-covered roadways, interpret temporary construction signals and handle other tricky situations that many drivers encounter,” Chris Urmson, lead engineer of Google’s self-driving cars project, said in the company’s official blog.
Though Google as said that the technology is advanced enough to drive the company’s employees to work and for daily commuting.
First Published on 05:01 pm, August 10, 2012
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