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Title: "Google it" just took on a new meaning...
Post by: DigitalBuddha on May 29, 2014, 03:18:16 AM
Google is to start building its own self-driving cars

Google offering its own self-driving cars, rather than modifying vehicles built by other manufacturers.

Maybe they'll design the car so it can also be driven using Google Glasses? 8)

The car will have a stop-go button but no controls, steering wheel or pedals. Pictures of the Google vehicle show it looks like a city car with a "friendly" face, designed to make it seem non-threatening and help people accept self-driving technology.

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/75137000/jpg/_75137869_vehicleprototypeimage(hi-res).jpg)

Burn a J while you drive - http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27587558 (http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27587558)

Take a drive - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqSDWoAhvLU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqSDWoAhvLU)
Title: Re: "Google it" just took on a new meaning...
Post by: Stumblin Stumbleweed on May 29, 2014, 04:14:03 AM
We hope you enjoyed the ride. (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x10bfo9_total-recall-homicidal-johnny-cab_fun)
Title: Re: "Google it" just took on a new meaning...
Post by: meekon5 on May 29, 2014, 06:05:21 AM
Actually this is a good article on Linkedin

http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140528072025-142059068-don-t-laugh-the-new-google-prototype-car-has-implications-for-your-business?trk=mp-reader-card (http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140528072025-142059068-don-t-laugh-the-new-google-prototype-car-has-implications-for-your-business?trk=mp-reader-card)

He makes some good points about not needing to own a car and just hiring a self drive for the trip you are going to make:

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We therefore donít really need to own a vehicle anymore if we donít want to; or even own several as the automakerís business model would prefer.

Rather than have our multi-purpose vehicle sit idle some 90% of the day, we can hire a vehicle suitable for our need; a shared self-driving electric 2-seater for our commute (and work on the way); an SUV for the group trip at the weekend.