In a technological race, Google is developing a “Hands-free Car” that drives itself.
With the testing length of around 140,000 miles around the state of California, Google’s group of seven automated cars have taken to the West Coast roads almost without a hitch.
Google explains that the only problem in the testing phase was a minor accident caused by a human driver who rear-ended one of the automated cars.
Google’s technical experts tested the capabilities of innovative self-driven cars if they could handle the steepest and most taxing of roads and driving conditions.
Large funnel-like cylinders on the roofs of the cars constantly gather information and act as its “eyes”. This information is then sent to the navigational computer which adjusts the speed and direction of the car, without human contact.
The Google objective of this new development is to help prevent traffic accidents, free up people’s time and reduce carbon emissions by fundamentally changing car use.
Google think that its technology could help prevent up to 50 percent of the 1.2 million deaths caused by road accidents every year around the world.
Google is hoping that it’s automated cars could be the next big thing in motoring business.