Jonathan Frahm Staff Writer
Google is literally driving into the future with its newly revealed project: the driverless car!
The mousy two-seat vehicles are still total prototypes, and as such, one can’t expect them to travel rather quickly. Moving at a modest 25 mph, they aren’t exactly full-on road material just yet, but it’s still fun to watch this revolutionary stuff unfold in the video released alongside the initial reveal below:
Interestingly, this new-fangled automobile doesn’t include any physical controls, with the only means of human override being in the form of an emergency stop button!
While some of the neat invention’s critics are apprehensive about the lack of a steering wheel and brakes in the car, the head of the venture, Chris Urmson recently had his own take on the issue. In a recent Q&A with the New York Times, Urmson told the paper that including such full-on override options made his team “a little nervous.”
Google is calling the driverless car project “an important step toward improving road safety and transforming mobility for millions of people.” How do you feel about it all?
While certain safety measures may need to be made before this vehicle reaches the market, I’d see Google’s above statement and raise it with an “indeed.”
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