Google Car To Make Roads SaferOctober 11th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez,
Oct 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Google has come with a new technological experience for the people. Those who find driving unsafe or tedious can avail the benefits of Google car, which does not need human intervention. One could eat, sleep, chat and text while driving, all of which is not possible in the normal circumstances. Google has reportedly tested seven cars for a 1000 miles distance, which were driven without any human interference. The car may remind some of James Bond movies, in which cars were equipped with a lot of gadgets. The seven cars tested by Google were retrofitted with a bunch of gadgetry which included a rotation sensor on the roof of the car, a video camera behind the windshield, useful for pedestrians and traffic lights, radar on the front and back bumper. It also had GPS and motion censor.
Google’s motive behind the technology is said to be that of saving lives. Many people lose their life in accidents every year due to improper driving. The new technologically advanced Google cars will solve that problem. However, many are wondering if traveling in Google cars will take away the joy of actual driving from them. Sure it sounds fun to have a car drive one to their workplace or home, but people are concerned that it may not be the same as driving manually.
The cars were tested in California, Google reportedly has no plans to make money on the car. Their only concern is towards making the roads safer with the car being more well equipped than a human driver. The videos of the test drive have been put up on the web.
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