Tuesday, April 3, 2012

2 new videos of Google's autonomous cars

Google has just released two new videos about it's self-driving car research. The first demonstrates how reliable and almost unremarkable this technology has become. The car, with a legally blind person behind the wheel, effortlessly cruises suburban streets, visits a Taco Bell drive-thru, and delivers the blind driver safely home. Just a few years ago this would have seemed like science-fiction!



The second video was released by Google and NASCAR, and yes it's an April Fool, claiming how in 2013 Google will release a self-driving stock car to compete in NASCAR. Sounds pretty unbelievable, except it really isn't. This could happen. It wouldn't do much for the sport but it's obviously technically feasible. Not a very good April Fool.