Google is famous for doing things others never dreamed about. The latest technology that is the outcome of Google’s research is the automatic car driving software. This technology emphasizes upon car safety and efficiency.
Larry and Sergey founded Google because they wanted to help solve really big problems using technology.The goal is to help prevent traffic accidents, free up people’s time and reduce carbon emissions by fundamentally changing car use.
So Google developed technology for cars that can drive themselves.Google has made automatic cars that drove well on real world roads. As reported the self-driving cars have logged over 140,000 miles.
The automatic cars use video cameras, radar sensors and a laser range finder to “see” other traffic, as well as detailed maps (which we collect using manually driven vehicles) to navigate the road ahead. This is all made possible by Google’s data centers, which can process the enormous amounts of information gathered by our cars when mapping their terrain.
Google hired engineers from DARPA Challenges, a series of autonomous vehicle races organized by the U.S. Government. Chris Urmson was the technical team leader of the CMU team that won the 2007 Urban Challenge. Mike Montemerlo was the software lead for the Stanford team that won the 2005 Grand Challenge. Also on the team is Anthony Levandowski, who built the world’s first autonomous motorcycle that participated in a DARPA Grand Challenge, and who also built a modified Prius that delivered pizza without a person inside. The work of these and other engineers on the team is on display in the National Museum of American History.
We believe this is a great step at automating our daily chores doing which we waste our time which could be used elsewhere. The tech fulfills the basic criteria for any innovation and that is easing human life.