Google's Self Driving Electric Car Prototype

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story imageWhile Google's previous self-driving vehicles have been either a converted Toyota Prius or a Lexus SUV, their new prototype uses a new self-manufactured design that looks like a golf cart.
Unlike previous models, these cars won't have human drivers monitoring them at all times. Google said the cars can detect objects up to 200 yards away in all directions and adjust their speed, turns and braking accordingly.
Highlights include:
  • No steering wheel or pedals
  • Emergency stop button
  • Top speed of 25 MPH (40 KPH)
  • 2 seats
  • Electric drive

Re: What about emergency steering? (Score: 1)

by on 2014-06-02 21:04 (#20B)

I couldn't trust my life in this thing either. Call me a control freak, but I couldn't just sit there with no input or control mechanisms incase anything went wrong. I just find it hard to believe they could program for every possible scenario.

The only way I could see this working is in a controlled area or roadway where all the vehicles were driverless and could communicate with each other to avoid accidents.
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