While our focus remains on Apple accessories and designing stylish and functional products for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod, the engineers at tech giant, Google, have taken a leap and developed a car that drives on its own!
The self-driving vehicle took several reporters around a scenic tour of Washington, D.C. last year where it displayed its ability to maneuver around obstacles, detect traffic signals, and parallel park like an expert! The ride was so successful some reporters called it ‘boring.’
The self-steering feature is made possible by a wide array of sensors placed around the vehicle. There are also three GPS-antennas located in the car as well as a radar system and camera that can detect streetlights and stop signs.
This is certainly an exciting development in technology, but with much experimentation ahead. It’s going to take quite a few years to perfect this technology, but there are definite benefits to a self-driving car. Yet, with every new innovative product comes speculation and in this case there will be many questions and controversy around the liability of such a shift. Per CNN, a fully automated car is still many years off.
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