Saturday, 22 September 2018

The biggest hurdle facing Google's self-driving car is Google

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 30 May 14

It is not too far-fetched to suggest that Google's robo-cars might try to drive you home via a paying sponsor's location.

Google's robot cars have the potential to make 'driving' available to people who today have to rely on public transport, taxis, friends and family to get around. And that's undoubtedly a good thing. But the idea that Google may one day be responsible for getting me from A to B does not fill me with joy. In case you missed it, the telecoms industry took a bold step into the realms of science fiction this week when Google announced tentative plans to trial self-driving cars. On Tuesday the company presented a cheerful-looking prototype vehicle that trundles around seemingly of its own volition…

Google's robot cars have the potential to make 'driving' available to people who today have to rely on public transport, taxis, friends and family to get around. And that's undoubtedly a good thing. But the idea that Google may one day be responsible for getting me from A to B does not fill me with joy. In case you missed it, the telecoms industry took a bold step into the realms of science fiction this week when Google announced tentative plans to trial self-driving cars. On Tuesday the company presented a cheerful-looking prototype vehicle that trundles around seemingly of its own volition…

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