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Google Self Driving Car; Is it possible to create a car that can drive without a driver? For Google, it is not impossible, even an obsession that is now realized. Although for some people, driving a car is something fun, even be a hobby, but many prefer to sit back and enjoy the ride.
Well, for those who love to travel but do not want to be bothered driving, there is now a technology that allows the wishes come true. Yes, Google is known as a service company with a superior product in the form of a search engine in the virtual world, begin to develop a mobility technology in the form of a smart car that can run without a driver, the Google Self Driving Car.
The car used is not a Lexus RX450h, ever be modified by Google for research and development of Google Self Driving Car. Even with the same device, Google creates a small car prototype. The Corporate giants of the United States take advantage of the summer vacation in June, to conduct a series of tests on a vehicle which is officially introduced since 2014. As a result, 1.6 million kilometers successfully pursued in the area of the highway Mountain View, California, USA.
Reporting from the official website of Google plus, as many as 25 car prototypes was tested, successfully passed the 200,000 mark stops, 600,000 traffic lights, and passed with 180 million vehicles. This achievement further convince Google that such sophisticated cars suitable for consumption.
Although in the course of the manufacturing process for seven years, this Google Self Driving Car had chalked a record 11 times of accident, the damage relatively mild. Furthermore, Google will conduct tests in the area of Austin, Texas. The Tested car will be equipped with a steering wheel, gas pedal, brake and so on. Google employees will just sit in the driver seat.
“Although smart phones and other distractions in the car can distract the driver, but the car was already proving a safe road safety dimension,” said Urmson.
Besides designed for the safety of passengers, the smart car is also designed for safety when walking around. Front, including the windshield, using a flexible material that is relatively friendly to the pedestrian street outside.
This Google Self Driving Car is designed with two main functions to run and stop. Front cabin totally not equipped with gas pedal, brakes or steering. This car will run using the software and sophisticated sensors in total. Trusted as an environmentally friendly vehicle, the system is able to cut carbon emissions by 90%. The battery will be used as the primary power source.
It seems that Google managed to become a pioneer of the car without a driver because shortly thereafter a number of other manufacturers began to plan a car with a similar system. Some who had planned to construct a similar car type, namely Apple, Audi and BMW.
Google’s small car design prototype is designed to accompany the daily activities. In terms of speed there are obstacles, can only be driven at a speed of 40 km per hour. However, its presence has become a symbol of innovation and technological shifts.