Sunday, October 10, 2010

Auto-automobiles

So...Google has made automated cars. They've been testing them on the streets of California and already driven 1,000 miles without any human interaction and over 140,000 miles with limited human control. Apparently, the technology should be ready for commercial use in about 8 years. I'm not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, it would be great for long car trips and I see the technology having less issues on a highway. However, I would be reluctant to trust it in a city. What do you think?

(Title is a link to the NY Times article)

3 comments:

Bailey said...

Wow this is really crazy! I think that everyone has wished for the car to drive itself from time to time, especially when having to drive somewhere really far away, but I agree that I'm not so sure if I would trust this in a city setting. Especially in Tuscaloosa, where drivers are about 100,000 times crazier than anywhere else.

Elizabeth said...

Tuscaloosa drivers are already scary enough without adding into the equation an absence of drivers behind the wheel.

Tristram said...

So I'm just curious what will happen if every person selects the "aggressive" driving personality.