Google Self-Driving Car
Google Self Driving Car project is as futuristic in concept as it sounds from its very name. This project aims to revolutionize the way people have perceived the innovations and developments in the car industry to take place in the foreseeable future. However, the prototypes of this project has woken them up to the reality of having autonomously driven cars on the roads within the next decade if the developments are to keep up with the current pace at which they are moving now. This revolutionary technology can help in increasing the productivity of people by making it redundant the need of wasting time on transportation. People can spend their time on many other constructive works instead to driving to a destination.
FeaturesGoogle Self Driving Cars use software named as Google Chauffeur to power itself, and the presence of several hi-tech devices to ensure maximum precision during driving. Presence of light radar system, in addition to a 64-beam laser mounted on top serve as the range finder, helps in ensuring that the car drives with extremely high levels of precision. The onboard computers generate a 3D map of the surroundings, and various models to drive the car without colliding with any of the objects and arriving at the right destination.
ProsThe major benefit of opting for autonomous cars would be the time that their users would be able to save by not having to drive to their workplace every single day. Moreover, companies would benefit by not having to spend extra revenues for maintaining a group of chauffeurs for the fleet of cars they have for executives and guests. Another major sphere where the benefits would be extremely visible is law enforcement because police can then have more of their officers fighting crime instead of writing tickets for traffic violations.
Cars running autonomously will also negate the element of human error, which is often the reason behind most accidents that take place. Just like calculators are much more reliable have humans in matter of calculation, self driving cars have the potential to become much less prone to avoidable accidents occurring because of lapses on part of the humans while driving.