01 Sep '12, 3am

Baby You Can Drive My Driverless Car

Baby You Can Drive My Driverless Car

Sometimes the future shows up quickly, right in your rearview mirror. If you haven’t seen much about the self-driving car yet, just keep watching. One innovator of the driverless car concept, also referred to as the autonomous vehicle, is computer scientist Sebastian Thrun , who worked with Stanford University to put a new spin on both the hardware and the software. Thrun used a painful event in his life (the death of his best friend from a car accident) to fuel his work on the development of the Google self-driving car. Do we really need driverless cars on our roads? In short, yes. According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in the U.S., driver error is a factor in at least 60 percent of fatal crashes. Self-driving cars are designed to reduce our distractions, thereby reducing accidents and saving lives. The driverless car is making steady progress towar...

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