Google self-driving car updated: focus on mastering city street driving [video]

Google self-driving vehicles have now logged nearly 700,000 autonomous miles, since Nevada passed a law on June 29, 2011, permitting the operation of autonomous cars in Nevada.

The technology is being constantly updated and obviously a mile of city driving is much more complex than a mile of freeway driving. on the freeway it is quite simple, while the city traffic is more chaotic and complex.

Google has now improved the driverless car software so it can detect hundreds of distinct objects simultaneously, including pedestrians, buses, a stop sign held up by a crossing guard, or a cyclist making gestures that indicate a possible turn.

A self driving car will soon become a reality. Nissan has already announced an autonomous car by 2020 and other automakers are also developing their own technology.

Video below gives a good overview how the driverless car navigates the streets near the Googleplex in Mountain View, California.


RELATED POSTS

Ferrari to reveal California-based 149M project on February 12
Nokian Tyres introduces world's first non-studded winter tyre with deployable studs
Jay Leno drives the Nissan IDx Nismo
Watch Pagani test driver take his son on a joyride
Report: Honda S2000 successor coming in 2017 with around 350bhp
Google unveils new Android Auto OS, first cars with the new OS coming later this year
Useful health and safety tips when working on your project car
All-new 2015 Ford Mustang now available to order in UK, priced from £28,995
Bentley helps actor Idris Elba break historic 'Flying Mile' record in Continental GT Speed
Volvo previews its new range of smaller cars
All-new seven-seater Volkswagen Atlas revealed for America
The Vanquish Zagatos: Speedster and Shooting Brake join Coupe and Volante
Tags: , , ,