Out of our imagination Google step ahead in automobile engineering. Google introduced self-driving car prototype by making a winning combination of different engineering fields. Google developed technologies for car that can drive themselves and that ensure better safety, efficiency, and accuracy. Google is the first company to build and drive a car with no a steering wheel, accelerator or brake pedal.
The car’s arrival marks the next stage in Google’s self-driving car project, which was born from the Darpa Grand Challenges for robotic vehicles in the early 2000s. Google kickstarted its own self-driving car project in 2008, and it has been rumbling on ever since, first with modified Toyota Prius and then with customized Lexus SUVs, which took the car’s existing sensors, such as the cruise-control cameras, and added a spinning laser scanner on the top.
Google self-driving car is the first truly driverless electric car prototype built by Google as part of ‘Self-Driving Car Project’ that can shoulder the entire burden of driving. The car has two traditional seats with seat belt, start button, big red emergency stop button and a small screen on dashboard. It convey passengers from one place to another without any user interaction.
The car powered by an electric motor with around a 100 mile range that uses a combination of sensors and software to locate itself in the real world combined with highly accurate digital maps. A GPS is used, just like the satellite navigation systems in most cars, to get a rough location of the car, at which point radar, lasers and cameras take over to monitor the world around the car, 360-degrees.
The software can recognize objects, people, cars, road marking, signs and traffic lights, obeying the rules of the road and allowing for multiple unpredictable hazards, including cyclists. It can even detect road works and safely navigate around them.