26 Oct '13, 5pm

Google’s Robot Cars Already Drive Better Than You Do

A number of automakers would have you believe that autonomous cars are further away than we might think , but Urmson says it’s the lobbyists, law-makers, and automakers themselves who are holding the technology back. The technology, he seems to say, is already there. According to MIT’s Technology Review, one view of Google’s data showed that “when a human was behind the wheel, Google’s cars accelerated and braked significantly more sharply than they did when piloting themselves. Another showed that the cars’ software was much better at maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle ahead than the human drivers were.”

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