ELC: Google learns to drive
Posted Feb 23, 2013 0:53 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
In reply to: ELC: Google learns to drive
Parent article: ELC: Google learns to drive
In any case I can't drive due to low vision and really hope I'll be able to use one of these in a few years.
Probably more than a few years for that. In a few years, fully sighted people may be able to use these cars, but for everyone else, probably decades more. Today, only 3 states have allowed cars on the road that don't have a human actively driving, and even those require a licensed driver to be sitting in the driver's seat ready to take over. (Google apparently broke the law to make the video with the blind man in the driver's seat).
A better hope for those who can't drive would be the self-driving roads. Those are a lot better than self-driving cars in a lot of ways, and we wouldn't even want occupants of cars on a self-driving road to participate in the driving, but I understand why Google is more interested in the self-driving car path.
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