Have you ever thought of quitting driving? Tired of all the hassles incurred by it? Nowadays, many things can be automated, and for those not in the know, there is such a thing as a driver less or an autonomous car employing technologies by the titan Google! In this article, we will tackle 5 reasons why it is worth investing in a driver less car! 1. You can’t drive anymore We can’t forever drive our cars as we all age, or some may be unfortunate to be disabled, or with physical ailments like having no hands, being blind or deaf, or worst, being blind. Instead of hiring a driver, it is now possible to be alone in the car to drive us to wherever place we want to go to.
2. You don’t have time If you are the workaholic type, what a way to work during your travels! Hold your laptop and work or stay entertained instead of the steering wheel. Feeling sleepy and tired? You can hit the sack and relax while your car takes you to your destination safely!
3. Safety For those not that well versed in driving skills, Google will surely do its research and implement safety technologies to maximize passenger safety. It is expected that the driving system could help reduce the number of traffic-related accidents.
4. You’re not good on directions Google’s GPS and other technologies will automatically aid and direct you to your destination! No more need to study up on directions. Go anywhere you want without a map etc.
5. Road space efficiency It is also the goal of Google to ensure that the autonomous car technology will allow cars to maximize the space of the road for more space to accommodate more vehicles. Google’s Driverless Car To further appreciate this car, let us take a good look at it! Many cars can be easily employed with the technology to convert it into an autonomous one. The whole driverless technology includes information gathered from Google Street View with accompanying artificial intelligence software that combines inputs from video cameras from within the car for navigation and sensing.
To further aid in navigation is a LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensor on top of the vehicle that uses light and optics technology. For position sensing, RADAR sensors and a rear wheel position sensor are present to allow placement of the vehicle on the map. So far, all tests including for cars like Toyota, Lexus and Audi all passed with flying colors without driver intervention. For added functionality, all cars can be immediately be controlled by tapping the brake or steering the wheel. Updates
Google’s self driving car will soon launch universally. But as of the moment, only Nevada published a law last 2011 to allow test driving of those cars. Nevada DMV handed Google its very first US license on that year and allows them to test the vehicle on one condition, that two people should be in the car, one behind the wheel, and another on the passenger seat. Driverless cars will have their own trademark license plates to distinguish them. There is still no definite date when this car will be ready for public use, but many claims this to be the car of the future, and tests are still currently being conducted to perfect the technology for man to use.
The catch is that to have a car be upgraded to a driverless one, an additional $3,000 is required which dropped wiling buyers before by 20%. So hopefully Google with slash prices for them to make it affordable for all mankind! All of us like to have our own cars to take us to wherever places. But sometimes, convenience and safety gets in the way so with this upcoming technology, it is worth it to wait and consider getting it. Imagine a completely autonomous vehicle that can take you to any place. Be able to maximize time and comfort in the car and let the sensors and technology do the driving for you! No need to worry about not being in control if you want to, since it can really be manipulated if desired to maximize safety and convenience for that ultimate car. Just be willing to accept the nerdy sensor designs on the car!
Author bio: Sarah is a freelance Ford Dealership Sales Agent , she’s a triathlon athlete and a former Sport Science Instructor. She’s loves coffee and tea based frappuccinos.