26 Dec '14, 6pm

It's green for go: Google's autonomous car ready for road testing

It's green for go: Google's autonomous car ready for road testing

Google Car – Autonomous Drive Prototype Ready for Real-World Testing Google is not an automaker, but has been using its considerable technological weight to develop autonomous drive. The result of this Google Skunkworks research and development project is a prototype autonomous drive vehicle, the Google Car. For the last few years, we’ve seen quite a few different things in Google’s autonomous drive, “prototypes of prototypes ,” so to speak, such as specially-outfitted Toyota Prius and Toyota RAV4 EV autonomous drive prototypes. These different evolutionary steps were meant to test various different components of autonomous drive, such as electronic power steering, throttle and brake control, satellite navigation, ranging technology, such as radar, sonar, and laser ranging. In fact, some of this technology has been in production vehicles for years, such as adaptive cruise ...

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