Google shows the world that self-driving cars might be very viable within the next few years, and this prospect couldn’t be any more exciting as the idea of autonomous cars has been on many people’s minds for decades.
In a little over a decade, self-driving cars have advanced from “unlikely” in the ’90s, to “maybe in our lifetime” in the 00s, to today, where autonomous driving seems very likely in the next 10 years. A reliability milestone was reached this summer when the fleet of self-driving Google cars passed 300,000 miles with no accidents. Conveniently for the rest of the world, it’s a round number in metric distances, approximately 500,000 kilometers. Google has a dozen test cars on the road most of the time. Continue Reading