A blind man helps Google experiment their self-driving car project
Google started off with the search engine concept; became the leader. Then a foray into smartphones, and for the first time in history Android has doubled the sales of iOS phones in the United States. These ventures however are competitive still, and then I came to know about this project which is, yes, a potential life changing project.
Google has posted a video demonstrating their self-driving car in action, putting a man who has lost 95% of his vision into action.
This is not a fresh project though. It started way back in 2010 and the exploration is still going on, with a successful coverage of 200,000 miles up till now. They have made this video available to the public probably to demonstrate the extent they can climb up to and also the spread the awareness of the existence of such a technology.
The video demonstrates that the entire physics is handled by the car: the steering, acceleration and the braking handled by the car. The route is meticulously pre-programmed, but the car still has to use all its radars and sensors at stop signs to ensure there are no oncoming vehicles or obstacles.
There’s however one more company working on this concept; BMW. The project is still ongoing and it requires some interaction of the driver. That requires to be eliminated.
Let’s see where the Google project leads to!