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How Google’s Self-Driving Car Works

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  1. Never trust Google! The car will one day turn evil, malfunction, and hit a pedestrian, then convert to a regular car, and you will have to serve a major sentence due to framing! Be…safe!

  2. @hunterfine Since the autopilot uses a 360°, high resolution laser scanner + a number of radars you can take for granted that it’s going to see more than your faulty, primitive binocular „optic sensors“ (your ape’s eyes) even in a snowstorm or fog.

  3. @LordYggdrasill you think that in the 190,000 miles they drove through California they hadn’t gone through any construction sites? The car isn’t driving using GPS, it’s all done through live-feed brought in by the radars. Construction sites and blockades would be negligible.

  4. It all depends how the government and the public react to the first few deaths in one of these devices. If we can get over it and realize that it is still safer in general than driving manually, then it will have a chance at succeeding. If on the other hand, the dangers are sensationalized, it will be dead in the water.

  5. Very interesting technology. Like cruise control on steroids. As long as the driver can intervene if need be, this will be a great technology. Making it affordable, and legal for everyone, are the only issues I see. I am following this with great interest

  6. We all have to admit that a human behind the wheel is just something idiotic, and also if you think about it the evolution of the automobile has been incredibly slow, but thanks to our current system CAPITALISM, all its flaws and the money driven corporations this type of life saving technology will take time to settle on the world.

  7. @MegaEdSe poppycock! Instead of drinking the anti-humanist kool-aid join the real world and help shift the consciousness of your fellow human beings towards reason and science, people will demand driverless technology on all public roads when they see the facts and logic of the situation, don’t be a SOCALISM zealot FFS

  8. „probably Google is not stupid they would think of this before they started building it“ The only thing google has „built“ was the google glasses. everything else was in beta for a huge amount of years failed so they bought someone elses design and have them build it for them. The only other thing google has made other than the google glasses is improve designs they have bought by throwing money at them. My post made perfect sense.

  9. I’ve read on a website that before going to a location, a driver manually has to take that road(1 or 2 times) and let the instruments on the car map it. I assume when the mapping was done many times previously you just tell it were to go without any aditional drives, because if that wouldn’t be the case, this car would be useless. I couldn’t go to a place I’ve never been wihout manually driving to it beforehand.Still, if there’s some construction going on on a previously mapped road, what to do?

  10. I meant, it’s useless to have a car and not be able to drive where you’ve never been before, because the car’s software didn’t have the oppotunity to map that terrain. Does anyone know if that’s the case?

  11. surely only 1 person has to drive down it for the software to be able to map it for the wider community through file sharing over the network that the system collects its data from?

  12. I think first you’d get this going on freeways, and let the driver do all other roads manually. I can see a day when you would not be able to get on a freeway (at least safely) without this kind of system controlling the car.

  13. the tracker looks at lights…so not an issue…and if the car handles deer and other intersection points of interest, policeman shouldn’t be a problem either…

  14. As shown in the video, traffic lights aren’t a problem. It can already handle that. A policeman manually controlling traffic (in the event of traffic light failure or an accident) is an interesting question. I wonder if it would need to signal to the driver to assume control in that type of situation.

  15. It can see traffic lights, retard. Any system that can scan 360 degrees to drive this will would OBVIOUSLY be able to determine if the lights were red. Not to mention it can do this faster and better then humans because humans can get distracted. As for policemen or accidents you can simply take over the car.

  16. Wow, it looks really impressive. But can I ask American drivers here a question: around 9:30, when the car is an the intersection, it successfully yields to pedestrians but it seems to block an oncoming car going straight through the intersection. That’s incorrect behaviour, right? Maybe the car lacks data on what’s ahead of it at the intersection.

  17. that’s true, the car should have a wider radius of detection. Sometimes oncoming cars are coming fast. The other case is maybe there was a green arrow but because of pedestrians it stopped waiting – still radius issue-

  18. Well you also have to remember that the technology is relatively new, and theres a lot of progress to be made. However the policeman directing traffic thing may not be such a big problem; already the Kinnect can detect people and their body language in 3D, all you would need to do is find out if they seem to be policeman based on actions and perhaps by uniform. Decoding the hand motions then would be a snap.

  19. If they make this a standard feature in cars I would expect that it would make the police’s job much easier since you wouldn’t need to have an officer risk his safety standing in the middle of a highway directing traffic as you could just direct the cars from an office remotely.

  20. This technology won’t be out anytime soon. Maybe in another 5-8 years, as if these car get into an accident google will face lawsuit

  21. another comment here. I personally think this will become a reality. When that happens, I hope people will walk or bicycle more. Modern humans are in poor health as a whole because they sit too much. Maybe with reckless motorists gone folks will be less afraid to take the bicycle or walk over practical distance.

  22. Google’s been at this for Years.. And so is continental now. Alot of interesting comments, but few Qn’s still unanswered: I. How it deals with vehicles and places that have infrared and em/spectrum jammers? ii. What if something fell on the brain/top lasers of the car during a thunderstorm, how it reacts? iii. If after analysis, the computer / software detects that an incoming vehicle & object has 99-100% chance of collision, what basic maneuvers it does to have minimal impact on the occupants?

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