Google builds self-driving car
By Kim Jong-chan
As a man sits in the driver’s seat, the car starts. It stops as it reaches an intersection. As there is no car approaching from both sides, the left and right, the car turns to the right and runs again.
The driver drops in a fast-food shop to buy something to eat and a laundry to pick up his clothes before returning home.
The driver is Steve Mahan, a visually impaired person. Google’s self-driving car enables him to travel.
Self-driving cars aren’t just science fiction anymore.
Google announced its self-driving car project in 2010 to make driving safer, more enjoyable, and more efficient.
Having safely completed over 200,000 miles of computer-led driving, Google said it “wanted to share one of our favorite moments.”
It said Mahan “joined us for a special drive on a carefully programmed route to experience being behind the wheel in a whole new way.”
“We organized this test as a technical experiment, but we think it's also a promising look at what autonomous technology may one day deliver if rigorous technology and safety standards can be met,” Google said.