We often see futuristic movies portray that robots would one day take over the world. With the future that we have now, robots have indeed taken over the world – the world’s tasks that is.
We have heard of phone-controlled cars, automatic locks, sensor operated headlights and automatic wipers but who would have predicted that the next big thing would be a self-driving car?
One of the top search engines, Google, has decided to see wider horizons of the future, creating the first self-driving car. With just a click of a keyboard from a laptop operated car, driving has become safer and easier. It’s so safe that Nevada has decided to give out licenses for self-driving cars.
Best of all, these cars come in class and great taste! The first set of Google’s project are said to be 6 Prius cars, an Audi and a Lexus. Other companies have not backed out with Google, of course there’s BMW, Cadillac, Ford, , Mercedes, Volkswagen and Volvo working on their own projects.
This month, Spain has even witnessed a demonstration of self-driving cars within public scenarios with three self-driving cars, one self-driving truck and a regular-driven truck that led the convoy, which illustrated the traffic.
Today, these cars have been in the public, driving around us and possibly even delivering our pizzas!
Other states that have been considering legalizing self-driving cars are California, Arizona, Hawaii, and Oklahoma. Once the companies start manufacturing these autos in mass production, legal actions will be ready and widespread. Imagine receiving your pizza orders through computer controlled cars and paying online as the norm, that could sound quite impossible but it’s already happening starting now.
How does the car work?
Self-driving cars are still cars; they just have the auto-pilot option.
These cars contain sensors that would indicate where you are, the traffic lights, orientation, traffic and many other factors that drivers consider. The computer gathers all the data and makes the decision, while the passenger car is its body. Take a look at the test drive video below: