Google autonomous driving technology [video]
Google has developed autonomous driving system, which will prevent accidents on the roads. Sebastien Thurn has showed an interesting video clip with testing this system.
Thurn lost his best friend to a car accident and has dedicated his life to saving one million people every year with autonomous driving technology. There were other autonomous driving technologies, but they all failed, so Thurn and his team at Stanford University created a new software program which "learns" from experience.
The driving system was successfully demonstrated at the 2005 DARPA challenge and Thurn teamed up with Google to further develop the technology. Until now, the test cars have driven over 225 000 km (140 000 miles) in different conditions, because they can "see everything around them and make decisions about every aspect of driving."
Still, the technology is very far from mainstream adoption, but Sebastien believes that some day we will look back and think "how ridiculous it was that humans were driving cars."
However, we belive that driving is more than a transportation between point A and point B. Driving is unique experience, which everyone should try and with adoption such technologies, we will lose one of the best pleasures in the world.