Google’s Prototype Auto-driving Car

Recently, Google has been testing a prototype of an auto-driving car. Sounds absurd, but its true!

Using the Toyota Prius as the medium, members of the project have used a spinning laser on top of the car to sense the environment in all directions. Inside the car, a GPS receives input from the laser, and also plots a route, detects speed limits, and ultimately, drives itself to the final destination. In doing this project, Google hoped to make travel by car safer, easier, and ultimately more pleasurable for the driver. While some driving ability is still required, the car can navigate and turn its own steering wheel for long stretches of time.

However, Google has no plans on bringing this auto-driving car onto the consumer market any time soon, due to the fact that they don’t know how much it would cost.

-Matt Wang

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