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Google's Driverless Car

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on 6 December 2012

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Transcript of Google's Driverless Car

Google's Driverless Car Google's Driverless Car

Sebastion Thrun The Ted Talk Self-driving techlogy will make the roads safer by eradicating human error. And it's just cool! http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2012/tables/12s1103.pdf There were 10.8 million vehicle related accidents in the year 2009 in the USA alone Of these 10.8 million accidents, 35.9 thousand were fatal. Google's driverless car will eradicate human error in driving and decrease vehicle accidents tremendously The Solution! As you can see, the car has many cameras and sensors to monitor the roads The cost of all these accidents is astronomical not only in lives but also in money, costing the United States 100 billion dollars a year http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/08/25/motor.vehicle.accident.costs/index.html One car has $150,000 worth of equipment The cost of the car is by no means cheap. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2012/06/google-discloses-costs-of-its-driverless-car-tests/1#.UKphFodX2So This includes ONE sensor costing $70,000 alone The Cons of the Driverless Car The use of self driving cars could have unintentional side effects It could be that houses need less cars if the cars can drive themselves and this could have an adverse effect on the auto-industry Other Benefits Fewer traffic collisions
Less time spent in traffic
Relief of vehicle occupants from driving and navigation chores
Removal of constraints on occupants' state - it would not matter if the occupants were too young, too old, blind, deaf, distracted, intoxicated, or otherwise impaired
More parking space due to less cars in general
Elimination of redundant passengers - humans are not required to take the car anywhere, as the robotic car can drive independently to wherever it is required. This would be especially relevant to trucks, taxis and delevery, pick up, and car-sharing services
Reduction in the need for traffic police and vehicle insurance.
Reduction of physical road signage - autonomous cars could receive necessary communication electronically Less need for authorities on the road means less jobs for law enforcement According to google: "You will be driving a robotic car within 5 years" The Conclusion However, due to price and the many hurdles that the industry has to overcome, we do not think this timeline is accurate BUT we do think it will happen eventually! First: "Ted" Talks
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