Robot Cars Will Fill the Roads Within 5 Years Says Google Co-Founder
Ashley Allen / 3 years ago
Driving is so passé. At least, it will be within five years, according to Sergey Brin. Google co-founder Brin claim that autonomously controlled vehicles will become a fixture on our roads in less than a decade follows the rigorous testing the company has forced the Google Car to undergo, with the self-driving vehicle passing with flying colours.
“You can count on one hand the number of years it will take before ordinary people can experience this,” Brin said, speaking at the signing of SB-1298, the Senate Bill which ensures safety and performance standards for autonomous vehicles on California roads and highways.
The bill allows licensed drivers to tested self-driving cars within the state of California, which went through a thorough review and revision process to ensure that safety of passengers travelling in automated vehicles is guaranteed.
So far, the Google Car has clocked up 300,000 miles during the successful testing process, but the company is not resting on its laurels. Though Google has said that it is “encouraged by this progress,” it is determined to keep putting the vehicle through its paces, adding that “there’s still a long road ahead”. Yes, someone really made that pun.
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