April 25, 2012

Google Isn't Kidding About This Self-Driving Cars Thing

Nicholas Carlson, writing for Silicon Alley Insider:

“To get the technology on the road, Levandowski says the company is consider partnerships with automakers, aftermaket installations, or just giving the technology away.”

Google has already successfully lobbied the state of Nevada to allow self-driving cars onto public roads. No doubt they'll continue that effort in other states.

I'm not sure I'd be keen to use this technology on two-lane, slower-traveled roads, but out on the highway it would be great. Sort of an augmented cruise control, really.