Google to Introduce Next Major Advancement of its Self-Driving Car Project
Google is all set to embark on the next major advancement of its self -driving car project. The project was first announced in 2010 and the technology giant has already tested its fleet of autonomous cars over hundreds of thousands of miles. The company’s aim is to make driving safer, more enjoyable and efficient and the automaker is now pitching this to other major automakers in the hope of forming collaboration with one. Google has found that its autonomous cars on average complete predetermined test courses faster and more efficiently than human drivers, so this is not just about improved safety.
Most major automakers are racing to develop technology to enable at least some form of autonomous driving and trying to convince governments and consumers that autonomous cars are safer than having a human being in control. Infact Google claims that up to 90 per cent of all crashes are caused by human error. Anthony Levandowski, Google’s autonomous car project manager, said that Google could make an announcement about launching self-driving car technology as early as next year. It may even be decades before cars that drive themselves are launched but some form of autonomous control such as active cruise control and lane keeping systems is already available.