Self driven cars are the ultimate thing of the future. Imagine just sitting inside a vehicle, and telling it where to go and just watching the magic happen. Just like so many other magical dreams that Google has brought to life, self driven cars are also a reality now. Speaking at the Code Conference, organized by Re/Code, the Google Co-Founder, Sergey Brin revealed that at Google, they have built prototype self driving cars.
These cars are obviously not the epitome of luxury and will have space for just two passengers and their luggage. Google is looking to build more than a hundred self driving cars and test them on the streets on how things work. Major focus has been on the safety of these cars and that that is the reason why the top speed has been kept limited to 25 MPH for now. As expected, there is no steering wheel or accelerator pedal in the car and it works purely on sensors and software implementations. The cars come with sensors that help remove blind spot and is already capable of detecting objects which are as far away as two football fields in length which will be key given it will have to dodge the traffic of some of the busiest cities.
The self driven vehicle will come with a button to start and stop the ignition as well as a screen that will give you your live co-ordinatinates and route mapping. The programme will take to streets in summer albeit with manual controls and then proceed to testing in California with automatic systems in a couple of years time. Brin also revealed that Google is actively looking to partner with services like Uber to unleash the full potential of self driven cars, though he did say that Google would not be shy from developing a service like Uber themselves.
Here is a video where you can watch the Self Driven car in action, cause, lets be honest, we are still about three to four years away from it all being a reality on the street.