You've probably heard that the Google self-driving car came true!
The first really driverless car — a sensor-equipped Volkswagen Passat — was tested in Nevada in 2011. I suppose you're counting how many pedestrians the car knocked down) Get pleasently surprised: none!
There's a Velodyne 64-beam laser mounted on the car's roof. Relied on this laser's measurements, the device creates a 3D model of the world and gently reacts to road conditions. That is why the car obbeys traffic rules and causes no accidents.
Google is going on: the company is working hard on driverless delivery trucks. The idea is: one human driver with the convoy of trucks behind!
Being aware of this news, will you feel safe on the road?