I, Robot Car.
That’s what you may be seeing in the lane next to you, thanks to Google. They announced via blog on their website that they’re already testing robot cars out-and-about in Santa Monica, San Francisco and Lake Tahoe.
Those poor California drivers. They already have some of the worst traffic on the planet and freeway shootings. Can you imagine being in your car, looking over and seeing a supped-up Prius being driven by a combo computer-camera?
The rubbernecking alone will cause an accident or two.
I shouldn’t exaggerate; Google has sent all the cars out with a human driver who can take over in case something goes awry. And they say they are coordinating all their excursions with the local police.
But it might be a hair safer to test them out in less populated areas to start. I mean, seriously — Los Angeles, San Francisco and Lake Tahoe? Are you trying to crash the thing? Or perhaps taking out a pedestrian or two would give you some free PR.
Try out your Google Maps and GPS in Middle America. It will be good practice for you, Google…and better for everyone on the road.
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