Google Car

Report
Google's’ self Driving
Car
“The Google Car”
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The Google
toys
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Currently Google has
equipped multiple cars with
this new technology.
Toyota Prius
Audy TT
And three Lexus RX450h
models.
Background
S Goal of the Google Car is to change the world as we know
it.
S The future you imagine is possible. Examples:
S Safer roads
S User friendly to more than the current driving population
(youths, intoxicated, elderly)
S More eco-friendly, less harmful emissions.
Technology
 This car is filled with technology
allowing it to differentiate
between other cars, pedestrians,
cyclists, and small and large
stationary objects.
 Doesn’t need light in order to
function.
 Uses a radar, lasers, front
mounted camera, and a
staggering amount of software at
work at all time.
 All together, this helps create a
3D model image of the
immediate area.
Advantages
 To start off, Google did a
little test to show off the
possibility and reliability of
their product.
 To the right is a blind
man, who has survived a
whole trip from his home
to a local Taco Bell drive
through and back.
 As well as,
 Fewer accidents
 Redundant drivers
eliminated.
 Parking scarcity resolved.
 Better management of
traffic flow.
Advantages (extended)
 As well as,
 Fewer accidents
 Redundant drivers eliminated.
 Parking scarcity resolved.
 Better management of traffic flow.
Traffic Fatalities (93% of accidents are due to Driver error)
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
Deaths
38,648
37,435
34,172
30,862
30,296
29,757
Google
Deaths:
Possible
Google Car
corrections.
2,705
2,620
2,392
2,160
2,120
2,083
Disadvantages
S Giving up driving.
S Job losses (taxies, professional drivers)
S Costs of putting in sensors everywhere.
S Huge reliance on GPS satellite.
S The biggest problem is liability if something does go wrong.
References
"Data Shows Google's Robot Cars Are Smoother, Safer Drivers Than You or I." Prison Planetcom Data Shows Googles Robot Cars Are Smoother Safer Drivers
Than You or I Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2013.
http://www.prisonplanet.com/data-shows-googles-robot-cars-are-smoother-safer-drivers-than-you-or-i.html
"Google Discloses Costs of Its Driverless Car Tests." USA Today. Gannett, n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2013.
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2012/06/google-discloses-costs-of-its-driverless-car-tests/1 - .UoHqP5Hi5g0
"Google Driverless Car." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 11 Nov. 2013. Web. 12 Nov. 2013.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_driverless_car
"Inside Google's Quest To Popularize Self-Driving Cars." Popular Science. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2013.
http://www.popsci.com/cars/article/2013-09/google-self-driving-car
"Pros and Cons - Autonomous Cars." Pros and Cons - Autonomous Cars. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2013.
https://sites.google.com/site/unibathautonomouscars/services
"SlashGear." SlashGear Back to Basics How Googles Driverless Car Stays on the Road Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2013.
http://www.slashgear.com/back-to-basics-how-googles-driverless-car-stays-on-the-road-09227396/
"Technologizer." Technologizer RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2013.
http://technologizer.com/2010/10/09/google-self-driving-cars/

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