Skip to comments.Auto Revolution: A Promising Future for Self-Driving Cars
Posted on 02/02/2013 10:45:48 AM PST by Olog-hai
The technology needed for driverless cars is here and could be ready for the market in less than a decade. Automation holds the promise of revolutionizing the automobile industry and making our streets safer, but will it spell the end of Fahrvergnügen?
Self-driving cars, long dismissed as a utopian pipe dream, are rapidly reaching the stage where they will be ready for the market. Were not talking about 20 years here, but more like five, says Sebastian Thrun, initiator and director of Google's project.
No other invention in the history of civilian technology has caused as much harm as the automobile hasnot airplanes or electricity or even nuclear power. A person dies in a traffic accident somewhere in the world every 30 seconds, adding up to well over 1 million deaths each year. And the World Health Organization estimates that his figure will only continue to rise as more and more people in developing countries acquire cars. Whats more, human error is the cause of almost every automobile accident.
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The technology needed for driverless cars is here.
Do tell the Google knocked over a mule.
Hmm. Self-driving cars...
WHERE IS THE FUN IN THAT???
Honest officer, the car just wanted to go that fast.
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