One of the most impressive and interesting smart products released by Google is without a doubt its self-driving car. The vehicle is on the streets now and is trying to make it through the complicated traffic of the city.
It has been revealed that the self-driving car produced by Google has left the highway and is now handling the complicated city traffic, filled with obstacles and unexpected situations. The car ended its test after thousands of miles on the streets of Mountain View.
At the end of this test in the traffic, it has been revealed that the Google car is able to navigate through everyday driving situations, with absolutely no problems. What does this mean? Well, this means that the smart car can handle the traffic, rules and signals, as well as curbs and cyclists, in fact anything that can be linked to normal traffic situations.
Even though the car might seem ready, most likely it will pass some time until people interested in such an amazing vehicle will be able to actually purchase it from a local car dealer. Still, when this will happen, traffic, car manufacturers and the way this form of transportation is seen today will totally change.
Analysts actually claim that it is going to take many years until the technology will be seen on the streets. Most likely, this is influenced by the fact that companies such as Google turn out investing in a type of science that maybe is still too much for today. However, the company seems to be sure that this is an industry that will grow very fast.
“As it turns out, what looks chaotic and random on a city street to the human eye is actually fairly predictable to a computer,” the director for Google’s self-driving car project, Chris Urmson, claimed. Even though there still are some problems that need to be solved, as he claimed, Urmson added that “thousands of situations on city streets that would have stumped us two years ago can now be navigated autonomously.”
After all, technology advances faster than what we imagine. Google claimed that they hope to see this technology on the streets in 2017.