The development of autonomous cars has been the focus of Alphabet’s Waymo project, which spun off last December. Waymo partnered with Fiat Chrysler to modify 100 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans and fitted them with Google’s autonomous technology. These cars were tested on public roads in Mountain View, California. According to the company, the cars have driven more than two million miles and have been certified for road safety.
The long-term goal for Google’s driverless cars is to eliminate human error from the equation. They believe that by the end of the decade, driverless cars will be on the road. But that is still a long way off. While car sharing is a great idea, it isn’t enough. A complete automation would require less human involvement and 10x the savings in transportation costs. So how will Google make its cars more efficient?
While this is an exciting development, it also raises privacy concerns. Many experts have expressed doubt about the ability of self-driving cars to eliminate driver error and decrease traffic accidents. Others are concerned that driverless cars will create a more dangerous environment. Google has claimed to have addressed these concerns by creating a privacy-protecting technology for these cars. The company has also worked out the issue of personal data sharing, which has been a major concern among critics.
Although self-driving cars may not be available for a few years, it is still an exciting development. Alphabet’s Waymo division, which is the leader in the development of driverless cars, is using several technologies. The car’s computer is referred to as a robotic chauffeur. The future of self-driving cars could be as far off as a decade from now.
In addition to developing a driverless car, Google is working with other automakers to create ride-hailing services. Waymo plans to begin operating its self-driving car service in San Francisco. In recent weeks, Waymo incorporated its technology into some of its vehicles. The company plans to launch a pilot program within the next few years. So, while we wait to see a driverless car on the road, we can be sure that it will make our lives easier in the future.
The company has a significant head start in the self-driving car field, but there is no monopoly on machine-brains. The development of self-driving cars was in its infancy at the beginning of the decade. Nonetheless, Waymo’s engineers are constantly developing their technology. They are building redundancy into their software to mitigate any potential security concerns. This innovation will certainly improve the lives of many people.
In 2009, Google began a project that was aimed at developing self-driving vehicles. The goal was to program these vehicles to drive independently for at least ten consecutive hundred-mile journeys. Waymo was acquired by Alphabet in 2016, and has since opened the doors to the public to participate in the first public trial of autonomous cars. Waymo’s latest vehicles have been the first to be fully autonomous and do not require a human driver.