Google is the sort of company that in no time will soon have a division in most large businesses available. It’s been quite some time now since Google has expanded its business beyond the margins of the online world. A 2010 investment is now close to launch, with Google’s self-driving cars getting the U.S. license.
What’s the only dream a man has when he comes to say Las Vegas looking for a weekend of fun? Well, shinny casinos, amazing drinks, delicious food and beautiful women should do it. But for all that to happen you need either to rent a driver, drive yourself or stay within walking distance of your hotel. Not exactly where the adventure happens, right?
Well, Google has sorted things out with self-driving cars. You arrive in Las Vegas, rent such a self-driving car and have all the freedom to enjoy the city. And yes, there can be other, more useful ways such a car can be rented for. For instance, let’s say a blind man needs to go around the city for errands. Google’ self-driving car can live up to the task.
On Monday, Google got the U.S. license for its self-driving cars. These are the first autonomous vehicles in the United States that receive a license from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Nevada DMV director Bruce Breslow said that Google’s self-driving cars are the future.
The technology behind Google’s modified Toyota Prius relies on a system that interconnects to exchange information and help the car navigate. Video cameras, lasers, radar sensors and a pattern of data retrieved from manually driven cars help the autonomous vehicles move around successfully.
In March, when the autonomous car legislation was passed, California state Senator Alex Padilla said that most vehicle accidents are caused by human errors. “Through the use of computers, sensors and other systems, an autonomous vehicle is capable of analyzing the driving environment more quickly and operating the vehicle more safely”.
In California, a vehicle is considered to be autonomous after successfully tests through 140,000 miles and uses “artificial intelligence, sensors and global positioning system coordinates to drive itself without the active intervention of a human operator”.