A Ride in the Google Self Driving Car

Join one of our safety drivers for a ride in our second generation vehicle, the Lexus, to understand how Google’s self-driving technology works on the road.
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17 Replies to “A Ride in the Google Self Driving Car”

  1. To drive itself, a vehicle needs to understand where it is in the world, what’s around it, and what might happen next. And then it needs to decide what to do and move safely and naturally. Our engineers build the software that the vehicles use to understand their environment, and we also have a team of safety drivers who test the software in real-world situations. Priscilla, one of our safety drivers, explains how the vehicle perceives the environment and makes safe driving decisions.

  2. I would never get into one of these. The death Michael Hastings proved that when this type of technology gets into the wrong hands, it can be used to murder you. The sick technocrats here in America would not think twice about selling access to your vehicle for the right price.

  3. Imagine all the time and resources this would save! I think once all cars are driverless it would save trillions of dollars in the US alone- 1-Insurance costs will plummet because of the accident avoidness software 2- Car costs will plummet because they will no longer need all the safety features I.e reinforced steel , airbags…. 3- Fuel efficiency will go up due to the lighter cars 4- Traffic jams will be a thing of the past thus increasing fuel efficiency and productivity 5- Lives saved :D

  4. I am not so much worried about the safety of the car. I am worried about how fucking slow it will drive. Everytime a stupid cyclist will be on my side this car will go as slow as a turtle. Or when you would want to take a U-turn coz you changed your mind this thing will route a 35-mile turnaround. This thing will follow the most stupid routes on GPS to get where it needs to go and not “bend” any traffic rules to get things done. Let alone the traffic congestion since everyone could be in one of those. People would own self driving cars like they own cell-phone, One per person. From the time it used to be 1 per family. At the end of the day I feel like I should walk home. 

  5. Imagine how great it would be to just call your car ,with a synchronised phone, to come and pick you up. When these are out, I will sympathise with taxi drivers, or lack thereof.

  6. To drive itself, a vehicle needs to understand where it is in the world, what’s around it, and what might happen next. And then it needs to decide what to do and move safely and naturally. Our engineers build the software that the vehicles use to understand their environment, and we also have a team of safety drivers who test the software in real-world situations. Priscilla, one of our safety drivers, explains how the vehicle perceives the environment and makes safe driving decisions.

  7. So, let’s say, a earth quake happens, a bride falls down, the car is told to go across it but it’s not uploaded that it fell because it’s just happening… Have fun falling 🙁 

  8. I don’t like it. What if I’m off-road? From what I’ve been told, the new models wont have steering wheels.. why would you people trade freedom for being told where you can go and where you can’t go? by a company, too. Not even the government. Also, what happens when someone hacks into your routes? What happens when someone over at Google becomes corrupt and decides to fuck with us all? Stick to manual driving, guys..

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