Canadian Engineer Designs New Self-Driving Google Car

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Google has designed a new self-driving car that omits the steering wheel, gas pedal, and even the driver's seat.

"We’re now exploring what fully self-driving vehicles would look like by building some prototypes; they’ll be designed to operate safely and autonomously without requiring human intervention," Google says

The software giant says this generation of self-driving cars will have sensors that remove blind spots and can detect objects out to a distance of more than two football fields in all directions.

Canadian engineer Chris Urmson, whose been heading Google's self-driving cars project since 2009, can be seen in the video below discussing the new design.

 

Company:
Google
Website:
http://www.google.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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