Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Google Building “Self-Driving” Cars

                       Google Car
A new invention is coming soon. The new Google Car will let you sit back, relax, and let your car do all the work and more!
The car will have a stop-go button but no controls, pedals, or steering wheel, BBC reports. The vehicles are expected to be on roads within one year
Here are some other features the car will have:

  • It will seat two people
  • It will use a combination of laser and radar sensors along with camera data to drive autonomously
  • Propulsion will be electric, and at the start it will be limited to 25mph (40km/h) to help ensure safety
  • It will depend on Google’s road maps, built specifically for the programme, and tested on the company’s current fleet of vehicles
  • The front end of the vehicle is designed to be safer for pedestrians, with a soft foam-like material where a traditional bumper would be, and a more flexible windscreen, which may help reduce injuries

 Google Car 2 Bella Naija
Source: Google/BBC

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