The car on autopilot, Google believes strongly there and tries to convince manufacturers of MotorCity mass produce.
It’s in Detroit, the city of Ford, General Motors and Chrysler, that visited Google to promote research in the field of automatic control. In the month of June, the state of Nevada gave Google the green light for the release of six cars to carry out tests under real conditions. In December, the engineers obtained a patent on this technology. Another crucial step is in preparation.
The Detroit News reports that the Mountain View company must now prove that his car, equipped with video cameras, touch sensors and a laser range finder, is indeed safer than manual driving. According to Anthony Levandowski, responsible for the project in question at Google, the company is open to several options, whether to sell licenses of this technology or working with a manufacturer in particular. “We are talking with all car manufacturers to determine their degree of enthusiasm and how we can work with everyone.”
The Californian company seems to have thought the architecture of the system in detail. If for whatever reason the car in question has a major bug in the autopilot, Google is now able to disable the remote mechanism. At present the ten vehicles in circulation have traveled 402,000 kilometers (250,000 miles) and Google would quadruple these tests to cross the threshold of million miles before deploying his vehicle to the public.
Edited on 12/07/2012 at 9:52