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Google will test Self-Drive Cars on Public Roads

  • 15/05/2015 at 23:57 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Google No Steering Wheel CarSelf-driving cars are closer to becoming a reality, as Google announces testing to be done with prototypes around Mountain View, California. Safety drivers will be aboard in case there are any problems that require the vehicle to be driven manually.

For many people who don’t drive, a self-driving car will open up new opportunities for them. Children could be driven to school as the parents prepare for work, families may not need to purchase two cars are the self-driving car can pick up passengers while one family member is at the shops or work. It’s almost possible that self-driving cars could reduce accidents caused by human error by 94%, which is massive.

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Google’s self driving cars face unique challenges when it comes to accident prevention

  • 11/05/2015 at 23:06 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Google No Steering Wheel CarSelf driving cars are the technology of the future. Google has been the first to really develop the technology, and their prototypes are already hitting the streets for impressive demonstrations. But they face unique challenges when it comes to accident prevention, challenges that have to be addressed before they are accepted as consumer-ready.

The majority of accidents are caused by human error. Theoretically, removing human error from the equation would reduce accidents by a significant amount, using an algorithm to preemptively correct risk factors at the time of each drive.

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Small startup Cruise to release first self-driving car kit

  • 23/06/2014 at 23:53 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Cruise Self Driving Car PodThose of us who thought Google would be the first to release a self-driving car are stunned today after a small startup called Cruise beat them to the crossing line.

Cruise is a startup made up of only eight people. Apparently cutting the fat works, because they are now the first to produce a self-driving kit that is consumer ready.

The interesting gadget is only compatible for newer Audi’s, and only mapped for San Francisco. So if you happen to be wealthy and in that particular city, you’re in luck!

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