Google Creates Car That Drives Itself, Revolution Is Here

Posted by on October 9th, 2010

Smarter Than You Think - Google Cars Drive Themselves, in Traffic -

In a blog post today, Google owned up to running self-driving cars through all manner of conditions: highway, city, long-distance and on challenging terrain like the steep streets of San Francisco. The experiments were conducted wither no or very limited human interaction and the biggest accident came when a vehicle was rear ended while fully stopped.

The man who made it happen, Sebastian Thrun, director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, is understandably bubbly about the breakthrough when quoted by the New York Times:

“Can we text twice as much while driving, without the guilt?” Dr. Thrun said in a recent talk. “Yes, we can, if only cars will drive themselves.”

Obviously, this is about as blinding awesome as weird can get. That is, until the robots rebel against us, lock the doors and drive us all off a cliff.

[Google Blog]

[New York Times]

4 Responses to “Google Creates Car That Drives Itself, Revolution Is Here”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Great, now I share a name with the guy that’s going to get us all killed/enslaved by robots

  2. Josh Bulloc Says:

    Hopefully I do not forget something, have to run back in the house, and the car leaves without me.

  3. Busterggi Says:

    And it will know that I need to stop & hit the rest room how?

  4. Says:

    Whats the point of a self-driving car? Also what will happen to all our driving licences in the future?