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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Bring me your tired, your texting, your intoxicated
Google's robot car drives itself
Distracted driving is no problem for Google's robot car, you simply allow Google Maps to drive it. Traffic congestion is no problem either. In Google's vision of the new mobility system these cars " sense anything near the car and mimic decisions made by a human driver." They drive high-speed bumper-to-bumper unimpeded by traffic lights because they were removed for efficiency. This way says the commentary, we can "double the cars on the road" and shift driving responsibility from the driver to the auto-mobile. "...the same commute that you were cursing this morning could be a breeze
with a network of smart cars on a smart freeway that will almost
completely remove drivers from the equation." If you like traffic now, your gonna love a car-centric future with even more cars in it. Listen to the Pat Morrison show at KPCC.