Ever since the first cars left the assembly line, they have always needed a driver. Today, man is no longer needed to pilot his car. Google has been working on unmanned cars and have already logged more then 140, 000 miles on California roads. This new technology is considered artificial intelligence and uses GPS and other sensors to drive and safely navigate the car to its destination.
Sebastian Thrun, who is the project leader for Googles Endeavor is very enthusiastic about this project. He quotes “Do you realize that we could change the capacity of the highways by a factor of two or three if we didn’t rely on human precision on staying in the lane but on robotic precision, and thereby drive a little bit closer together on a little bit narrower lanes and do away with all traffic jams on highways.”
His point is very valid, with most accidents being caused by human error, eliminating that factor opens up so much untapped potential. I cannot wait to have a robotic chauffeur and zip through my daily commute with no traffic. Nevada has already authorized this technology in a recent bill, hopefully others will soon follow.