Posted by | May 8, 2012 11:15 | Filed under: Top Stories

Submitted by Cheston Catalano

Get ready for cars that drive themselves.

Google is one off several firms racing to develop cars able to drive themselves. It is competing with car manufacturers as well as military firms to develop the technology. The web giant’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has argued that the fact that current vehicles rely on human drivers is a “bug”.

“It’s amazing to me that we let humans drive cars,” he said in 2010 as Google ramped up its research,in partnetship with Stanford University…

“The vast majority of vehicle accidents are due to human error,” California state Senator Alex Padilla said in March when he introduced autonomous car legislation.

“Through the use of computers, sensors and other systems, an autonomous vehicle is capable of analyzing the driving environment more quickly and operating the vehicle more safely.”

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Copyright 2012 Liberaland
By: Cheston Catalano

Cheston Catalano is a Kentucky-based journalist whose work has been featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. He is a long-time contributor to Liberaland.