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Google to build 100 self-driving prototype cars
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Msg#: 4675407 posted 2:45 pm on May 28, 2014 (gmt 0)

Google to build self-driving cars. 100 prototypes at first to experiment with, and they will be limited to 25mph.

"Were planning to build about a hundred prototype vehicles, and later this summer, our safety drivers will start testing early versions of these vehicles that have manual controls. If all goes well, wed like to run a small pilot program here in California in the next couple of years. "

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2014/05/just-press-go-designing-self-driving.html


 

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Msg#: 4675407 posted 5:28 pm on May 28, 2014 (gmt 0)

The whole concept scares me. Some degree of automation would be progress, but Google appear to be designing the driver out of the vehicle.

Mack.

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Msg#: 4675407 posted 5:44 pm on May 28, 2014 (gmt 0)

While there are cars with drivers on the road the whole thing becomes less attractive. If it were a utility vehicle, or in a closed location where driven cars are not permitted, it might be better. I could see this being useful on the golf course.

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Msg#: 4675407 posted 4:31 pm on May 29, 2014 (gmt 0)

I wonder why I'm reminded of the Sinclair C5?

It'll be great, won't it, crawling along a winding country road behind one of these 20-25 mph Noddy cars with no driver to hear you blasting your horn in fury. Heck I might even take up hacking their systems myself. I know a few guys who'll just shove them off the road.

Are these Google guys real?

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