Regulars here would be aware that we have been closely following the developments related to Google’s driverless cars that have been testing in various traffic conditions. Now, the recent update on this technological marvel is that these cars have completed 300,000 miles (482,803 kms) of testing. This mileage is equivalent to 12 round the world tours. What is even better is that not even a single mishap with the driverless cars has ever been reported.The next step for the engineers is to program algorithms to help the car respond to temporary construction signals, snow covered roadways and other such conditions that affect car drivers.
Rumours are already floating that Google cars will be hitting the roads as soon as in 2016!!
Is this the future of cars?
About the Author (Author Profile)Yatharth is an automotive design student and a keen follower of the happenings in the Indian automotive industry. He has been handed the task of keeping you abreast with the action in the Indian motoring sphere on a daily basis. He skips his breakfasts and ditches his girlfriends for the noble job.
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