Google driverless cars on our roads within 3 years?

You probably have seen some demonstrations of these Google cars that drive themselves. The giant thought to be available within 3 to 5 years.

We’ve seen all those commercials touting cars that are niche alone. It seems that we are not at the end of our surprises and our driving assistance. According to a spokesman for the firm Google cars that drive on their own land on the roads here” 3-5 years. An opinion not necessarily shared by industry experts.

Problem of cost and responsibility

Anthony Levandoswki is a project manager who confirmed at a conference held in Washington these days. Notice that some feel a bit optimistic because such a circulation raises many questions. First a problem of liability in case of accident, but also for the sake of cost. Because the system set up on Google Cars amounts today tens of thousands of dollars. Additional costs that will be necessary to reduce by 5 years and can not in any case be fully supported by a motorist lambda.

Today, Google does not have factories to manufacture cars (at least not to our knowledge). It is through partnerships with automakers that giant plans to expand its “product”. Equipment which will obviously have a system running Android (or equivalent) and will not fail to provide an entire ecosystem of dedicated applications. What to do with the old driver with a new consumer.

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Speed ​​cameras technically unemployed?

Today, only three states of California permit these vehicles. The total mileage of these vehicles totaled hundreds of thousands today, and a number of near-zero coupling. On this last point, it will be interesting to see how the authorities in some countries will advance on this issue since these cars strictly respect the speed limits. The shortfall in government coffers will be obvious.

Recall that the revenue generated by road traffic offenses have reported to the French state nearly 700 million euros in the year 2012.

Video demonstration of the Google Car

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