Google’s Fleet of Self-Driven Toyota Priuses have logged a total of 200,000 miles so far. As Google’s CEO Erich Schmidt said in a talk at last year’s Tech Crunch Disrupt Conference “It’s a bug that cars were invented before computers,” he said. “Your car should drive itself. It just makes sense.”
According to the New York Times:
“Even the most optimistic predictions put the deployment of the technology more than eight years away,”.
Here is a recent video of one of the first self-driven car users (who happens to be blind) using Google’s car to live a more normal life:
The details of Google’s modified Toyota Prius Autonomous vehicle:
TED speaker, Sebastian Thrun makes his case for the self-driving car.
PC Mag also has an article on a recent patent for a “Landing Strip” which appears to be a sensor underneath the car in which it could identify things like parking spaces, directions and other information.