Google Self-Driving Car on Horizon

“I think this thing is happening much faster than we thought. I think for very large cities, the current transport system is completely inadequate. The possibility of a driverless car as filling the gap here will completely change the way that transport will be done in large cities,” said Alain Bertaud, senior research scholar at the New York University Urbanization Project, according to www.cnet.com.

According to www.nytimes.com, Google has begun building a fleet of 100 experimental electric-powered vehicles where the only things the driver controls is a red “e-stop” button for panic stops and a  start button.

The car can be called with a Smartphone app and can take the user to a selected location. They have sensors that remove blind spots, and they can detect objects out to a distance of more than two football fields in all directions. It also has sensors that allow you to accurately find your car with GPS

The Car has sensor that can detect the size, shape, and movement of pedestrians and calculate areas where it would have to stop, according to www.latimes.com. It can also recognize the difference between a bicyclist and a vehicle. The car is set at maximum speed of 25 miles per hour and is not allowed on freeways, added  www.latimes.com.

This car is currently in prototype stage and can only hold 2 passengers and its design is more based on learning than for luxury, explained  www.cnet.com.