Sunday, June 1, 2014

Comments for the Google Self-Driving Car

Few days back, Google had unveiled prototype of its own self-driving car which is not having Steering Wheel, Pedals and Brakes. This Google Car can be driven at 25 mph speed.

In United States of America, as of now, four states (California, Nevada, Florida and Michigan) allow self-driving cars on their roads as long as a human driver is in the car at all times.

Watch below the Video of Google Car.

Google's this driverless Car is getting various comments in Social Media and News Media. Let us see of the interesting comments about this innovative Car from Google.

Let us first see the comments made by the viewers in Youtube and Google+ after viewing this Video.

heh, its cute.
I'd buy it, once I'm sure the kinks are worked out.
but the price is what will matter the most. This needs to be "Model T" cheap to make any sort of difference.

Meeting gone Google, documents gone Google, presentations gone Google

Now Transportation gone Google

I'd take one as it is now because the risk of injury is so far less than driving a car my self and I've been to professional driving school (drifting, stunts, etc.).
The computers on the car monitor hundreds of objects and it can detect a potential accident far in advance of the human minds amount of time to begin to notice one a second before it happens. The car is able to react and slow down or stop if it notices an accident is possible, like an SUV about to run a stop light when the auto car has the green light, it would come to a stop and wait for the SUV to go through whereas the human driver would have been at the stop line still going 30mph before noticing out of the corner of their eye the SUV smashing into them.

Having these on the road WILL save lives guaranteed even if sharing the road with non-automated cars.

This is ridiculous. More technique the higher the risk of malfunctions and system errors. And in time people will forget how to drive and there would be useless to get one of the most exiting things to get.. A driving licence.

And how does a car without breaks stop it self? Is it suppose to stop accelerating and then just roll on and let the tire friction eventually put it to stand still and if it wont manage to stop in time before you pass by your destination then you have to jump out the door or what??

Will never take off, would be to expensive, why would you want to take the fun out of driving?

what is the point of owning a car if you aren't going to drive it? Okay, maybe people who own a cheap stupid car will disagree, but...

If everyone has driverless cars, how will my Police Department be able to issue traffic citations? It accounts for over 58% of the PD's revenue where I live. How will my insurance company stay afloat if there are too few accidents to warrant current insurance rates?

It looks like a cheap toy or disabled person car, the design is horrible.

Now let us see some comments about the Google Car from News Media.

The verge has reported that "Google's car could be the best thing ever for privacy on the road. Ducking the police may be a lot easier in the future"
And, it raises below questions also.

Will Google target ads to drivers based on where they roam?
Will companies share your driving data with dubious marketers or sketchy data brokers? And what about the police? Will driverless cars be safe from the NSA?

The is raising questions about the control of the car. It says "Delighting people during a demo is great for a PR video, but the true test of design isn’t how it’s received by a hand-picked audience. The real test is in the reactions of regular people, stressed during the day, bored or hungry, grouchy during a long commute. And those same stresses prime other reactions: When someone is feeling low, how do they react when the car does something weird? When it lurches in traffic or when the occupant simply gets impatient and frustrated with traffic? And, if you want to get really concrete, how will you tell the car where to go? Will it be voice-powered? Will you have a say in route or speed or driving style? What controls will dictate that, and will they be usable in real time? "

According to General Motors Co., Google Inc. could become a “serious competitive threat” to the auto industry if it continues to push its self-driving cars.

The Guardian Says, The driverless car is to be welcomed for safety reasons, but who is at the wheel of the company's new vehicle? Why did Google have to make its prototype driverless vehicle look like a child's toy car? What does it mean? Are we to be children guided by Google-knows-best?

According to Cbc.Ca the most obvious beneficiaries of a self-driving car would be seniors or the disabled, who may not be able to operate a conventional automobile.

New York Times says that the Google Cars can travel with the speed of 100 miles per hours once they prove the safety.

What do you think about future of Google's Driverless Cars? Share your comments.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It looks like a koala.

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