Google Car without Steering, How it works

After creating revolution in various market segments is all set to create a revolutionary car. It has built a prototype which has no steering wheel. If you are thinking that it must be having a joystick or something of that kind to control it, then you are terribly mistaken.

It is a Google car without steering wheel. It has no other manual controls either. No clutch, brakes or gas pedals. Just get in and put on your seat belts and you are good to go. The passengers just need select their route map and the Global Positioning System (GPS) combined with the maps set your travel route. The numerous censors put over the car are connected to the engine. The engine automatically stops when they sense an object in the path.

Self Driven Google Car Without Steering
Image Courtesy: googleblog.blogspot.in

The censors can also sense and send visual images of the signal lights to halt and start the car. The Google car without steering is totally automatic and needs no driver intervention.

The car comes with all the safety features and needs only two inputs, start and stop from the passenger. has posted on the googleblog that initially they have capped the speeds of these prototype to 25mph or 40kmph(approx).

 

We’re planning to build about a hundred prototype vehicles, and later this summer, our safety drivers will start testing early versions of these vehicles that have manual controls. If all goes well, we’d like to run a small pilot program here in California in the next couple of years. We’re going to learn a lot from this experience, and if the technology develops as we hope, we’ll work with partners to bring this technology into the world safely.

        Chris Urmson, Director, Self-Driving Car Project.

Google car without steering wheel is a path breaking technology by Google. The car is a combined work of Google Software and censors. The video shows how the self-driving Google car without steering works.

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