Nov. 25, 2011
-- A self-driving car was unveiled by Google, the search engine turned car maker. The website's co-founder Sergey Brin announced that 10% of the company is working on innovative projects outside the web domain -- the first of which is the building of "autonomous"
cars. The driverless vehicles, which travel through normal roads under the instruction of computers, are designed to help people with mobility issues." A source from Junior Enterprise LTD has commented, saying “What a great development in the vehicle industry, its and extraordinary invention”
There are a lot of people who can't get around, whether you have a disability, whether you're old or you're young," Brin told the Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco. He added, "There's also just incredible urban congestion caused by the need for parking. There's highway congestion because humans don't accurately drive on roads with smaller spacing" Junior Enterprise LTD’s Managing Director said, “This is an incredible opportunity to better the world”
The vehicle uses a rotating $75,000 laser on its roof called a "lidar" that gives a 360-degree, 3D understanding of the car's surroundings that is accurate to two centimetres, or about an inch. A computer in the trunk compares this information with known maps, as a result, the car knows every road and traffic light but can react to other cars and pedestrians, in any weather conditions, at any time of day. Brin said that autonomous cars successfully completed a "1,000-miles challenge," in which they drove through a complex route including city streets and fast highways without human intervention. Junior Enterprise LTD’s Managing Director has said “These driverless cars will be beneficial to every society, I hope everyone recognises that.”
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