Driverless cars are no longer just science-fiction, with a number of major global players realistically aiming to release autonomous vehicles in the coming years.
Google’s efforts are perhaps the m...
ost high profile, with the company having so far completed over 140,000 miles in a modified Toyota Prius which is capable of driving completely without driver input. The results have been spectacular, and the only incident the car has been involved in was when a driver crashed into the back of it at traffic lights. The results have led to three States in America making driverless cars legal, and more are sure to follow. Google is aiming to make its technology available to the general public by 2016.
However, Google are about to be beaten to market by Mercedes who are working on an autonomous S-Class which is capable of operating without driver input at speeds of up to 25mph. It is expected that it will be launched later in the year.
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