The Google Driverless Car is another bold venture by the Google Company to develop technology that can support cars that can drive on their own. The project is being spearheaded by Engineer Sebastian Thrun. He is the co-inventor of Google Street View and the director of Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The team behind designing the project was composed of fifteen engineers all working in Google.
It was estimated that autonomous or robotic cars (informally called self-driving or driverless) would reach the market by the year 2525. However, you don’t have to wait until then since the web giant has already released cars that are driving the blind around in all kinds of terrains and traffic.
The state-of-the-art driverless car technology applied by Google uses an assortment of innovative tools such as radar, an array of videos and laser sensors to help in consistently monitoring the roads. The integration of these tools with the detailed maps collected manually and stored in Google’s data canters help in safe navigation on the roads. Although Google has not yet released a comprehensive list of capabilities and limitations of the car, the automobile has already completed above 300,000 miles of computer highway driving.