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.
"We’re 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, we’d like to run a small pilot program here in California in the next couple of years. "
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.
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.