Governor Jerry Brown Signs Driverless Car Bill At Google Headquarters. Gov.
Jerry Brown showed up in Mountain View Tuesday morning in a driverless Prius and signed a bill allowing Californians to sit behind the wheel of a vehicle and allow an automated robotic system do all the work. The governor held the event at Google, and was met by Google's co-founder, Sergey Brin, since the Silicon Valley search engine company lobbied for the bill after the high-profile launch of its automated hybrid car. "This is the essence of Google," Brown told the audience. "Being able to imagine what isn't, and bring it into reality. " At the event, which was closed to the public, Brin said the cars would be good for the "blind," the "elderly" and those who are "too intoxicated.
" On a more serious note, Brin said he believed the cars would be safer than humans driving, and then he just couldn't resist one more quip. The bill, which passed in August, requires the California Department of Motor Vehicles to set up rules for driverless cars by 2015. Google’s self-driving car in broadside collision after other car jumps red light. One of Google’s self-driving cars has been involved in a collision at a red light.
The autonomous Lexus SUV was involved in the worst recorded accident of a self-driving car yet. The autonomous Lexus SUV was hit by a driver who ran a red light at the intersection of El Camino Rea and Phyllis Ave in Mountain View, California. The Lexus SUV was passing through a green light when the collision occurred. The autonomous Lexus SUV was hit on the front and rear passenger side doors, caving in the doors and leading to the deployment of its airbags. As a result, the vehicle had to be towed away. Google patents emergency vehicle detection for autonomous cars - Roadshow.
Part of self-driving-car development involves teaching these vehicles to respond in certain ways to specific stimuli.
Sure, an autonomous car might be able to navigate a road, but what if there's an emergency vehicle coming down the street? One of Google's patents addresses exactly that. The patent, which was submitted back in 2014 but published this month, deals with a system for real-time detection of emergency vehicles. It uses the unique flashing pattern from emergency lights, which signals to the self-driving car that action needs to be taken. That action will usually involve pulling over and stopping until the emergency vehicle passes.
Of course, the correct response doesn't always involve pulling over to the side the second the cherries and berries are spotted. As it stands, most (if not all) municipalities have rules regarding what color of lights you can put on your car. Google still lurks in self-driving race with Uber and others. By Wendy Lee and David R.
Baker August 19, 2016 Updated: August 20, 2016 11:13am Photo: Tony Avelar, Associated Press. I took a ride in Google's self-driving car. Have Google's Self-Driving Cars Hit A Technological Roadblock? A look inside Google's "Driverless Car" Google Car: It Drives Itself - ABC News. Self-Driving Car Test: Steve Mahan. Google driverless car - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Nightly. States that allow driverless cars public road testing.
In addition, a law proposed in Texas would establish criteria for allowing autonomous motor vehicles. Toyota Prius modified to operate as a Google driverless car driving a test course. The U.S. state of Nevada passed a law on June 29, 2011 permitting the operation of autonomous cars in Nevada. Google had been lobbying for robotic car laws. The Nevada law went into effect on March 1, 2012, and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles issued the first license for an autonomous car in May 2012. Technology Google's robotic cars have about $150,000 in equipment including a $70,000 LIDAR (laser radar) system. The range finder mounted on the top is a Velodyne 64-beam laser.
Road testing On March 28, 2012, Google posted a YouTube video showing Steve Mahan, a Morgan Hill California resident, being taken on a ride in its self-driving Toyota Prius. Incidents Commercialization See also References Google buys solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace. 14 April 2014Last updated at 15:03 ET Titan Aerospace manufactures drones that fly at high altitudes for long periods of time Internet search giant Google has bought US high-altitude drone maker Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed sum.
Google said the acquisition was intended to help the firm's efforts to expand internet access. Titan Aerospace, which is building two types of solar-powered drones that can fly for years, says it expects "initial commercial operations" by 2015. The firm, which has about 20 employees, will continue to be based in Moriarty, New Mexico. "It's still early days, but atmospheric satellites could help bring internet access to millions of people, and help solve other problems, including disaster relief and environmental damage like deforestation," Google said in a statement.
Robot-car technology by Google. Google Self-Driving Car - Part 1: Outside. Google Self-Driving Car: Part 2 - Inside. Google gets in the drone game - Alex Byers and Jessica Meyers. Google is not about to miss out on the drone craze.
The search giant announced Monday that it has purchased Titan Aerospace, a New Mexico company that makes high-altitude drones. Google didn’t say how much it paid for the firm, which Facebook considered buying earlier this year reportedly for $60 million. Instead, it paid $20 million last month for U.K-based aerospace company Ascenta. Continue Reading Google hopes the Titan purchase will bolster its efforts to connect developing countries, and offer new ways to collect images for Google Maps or its crisis-response arm. This marks the latest instance of big Silicon Valley firms taking to the skies in search of new ways to grow business and improve global connectivity.
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