Google gets license to operate driverless cars in Nevada

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PostTue May 08, 2012 1:15 pm » by One-23


If you want to salute, race or flirt with other drivers in Nevada, you could soon be out of luck with some cars.

That's because on Monday, Nevada became the first to approve a license for "autonomous vehicles" -- in other words, cars that cruise, twist and turn without the need for a driver -- on its roads.

The license goes to Google, the Silicon Valley technology giant known more for its search engine and e-mail service that nonetheless has been known to dive into other big ideas such as space elevators to Internet-enabled glasses.

In a 2010 post on Google's official blog, engineer and Google X founder Sebastian Thrun said that the self-driving vehicle project aims "to help prevent traffic accidents, free up people's time and reduce carbon emissions by fundamentally changing car use."


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PostTue May 08, 2012 6:34 pm » by Kinninigan


Who is responsible when one of these cars kills a child or causes an accident. And if we have "AI" this good could we not use it to drive around drunk people instead?

Why is an internet search engine slowly turning into "Skynet" from Terminator......?
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PostTue Oct 02, 2012 1:11 pm » by gLaMcamiLLe


Kinninigan is right. If these cars causes troubles nor damage a property, who should we sued? Anyway, I also read an article pertaining to driverless car. According to the article a certain California Governor Jerry Brown pulled up to Google headquarters in Mountain View onboard a Toyota Prius with no driver behind the wheel. The governor was there to sign a driverless Car Bill into law. In addition, you may try to read this article here for more tips on car care: Look into our website here.





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