Would you step into a driverless vehicle?
Posted on October 20, 2015

Would you step into a driverless vehicle?

Technology is always evolving and bringing what was once considered science fiction, to life. People have worked to automate everything under the sun for decades. With the invention of GPS, radar, lidar and computer vision, automating vehicles was the next obvious step. But the question remains, would you feel nervous about stepping into an autonomous vehicle like the Google Pod?

Google is just one company that has delved into the technology surrounding the autonomous vehicle. In 2009, they began working to create a self-driving car. After testing the self-driving technology on other vehicles, Google began working on a prototype and released the first version of the Google Pod in 2014.

What are the advantages of autonomous vehicles? 

What are some obstacles or problems with autonomous vehicles?

The big question: Would you use one?

Obviously, much testing still needs to be done before autonomous vehicles are commonplace. Companies such as Google recognize the importance of safety and have already spent hours testing the Google Pod. Currently, they have safety drivers in each vehicle to make sure the car is working correctly and they have the option of using removable manual controls in case the vehicle malfunctions.

The future of autonomous vehicles will make it easier for many people to get around who may be otherwise homebound. While it may be too soon for you to step into your own driverless vehicle, the technology is on the horizon.

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