Car technology that runs automatically without driver development results Google is not going to be available in the near future . However , the internet companies have started to test the car on the highway , and it seems to make other road users feel comfortable .
The trial was carried out a car without a driver on the highway around Google's Mountain View , California , United States ( U.S. ) , and invited a number of local journalists on Tuesday ( 13/05/2014 ) .
For 30 minutes , the car runs automatically and is able to navigate safely on the highway which is also used by cyclists and pedestrians . The car was also able to obey traffic signs .
" People need to understand that a car without a driver is not something to be feared , but something is needed and embraced the future , " said Ron Medford , who served as director of personal safety at Google .
The person sitting in the car I waved a few times over to prove to journalists and the public that this car runs automatically .
According to Alexei Oreskovic of Reuters reports , travel by car without the driver feels like a taxi ride . Normal rate of speed , with the ability to maintain distance from the vehicle in front and around it .The car will slow down any time finding a traffic light . Even a car that can detect traffic lights fitted with odd angles , eg oblique position of the driver's view .
Recognized by Reuters journalist , that sometimes change lanes to the car's speed noticeably sharper than usual .
Google employees in the driver's seat never take over the helm , except when it starts a new car or parking .Head of project car without a driver at Google , Chris Urmson , claims , automobile technology is not familiar drowsiness and can react faster to unexpected situations .
Such a used car without a driver this time is a car brand Lexus RX 450h which has been modified by Google . In addition to the global positioning system ( GPS ) , they added a number of sensors that spins 10 times a second to collect 360 -degree view of the environment around the car .
This car is the secret Google X project which was developed in the last five years . The two founders of Google , Larry Page and Sergey Brin , hope this technology can reduce accidents and deaths on the highway .
Brin targeting technology made by Google's car without driver will be available in 2017 .
Nevertheless, there are still concerns in the community over the technology . In the United States , there are no regulations governing the use of a car without a driver on the highway .
Ambitious projects I recently invited some controversy . Google Smart Glasses Glass , for example , the size of a postage stamp put on display in the frame and is capable of recording video , has raised fears of privacy violation .
Glass Google users who drive vehicles also had ticketed in San Diego , California , USA . Traffic police assess that device as a monitor that blocks the view and can distract the driver and disturb the comfort of other highway users .