October 9, 2010

Google has been testing Automated Cars in California, Awesome!

Google’s Eric Schmidt talked recently about “your car should drive itself”. Now Sebastian Thrun on Google’s blog  reveals that Google has been testing automated Cars in California for some time.

Simply awesome!      When can we get one?

No info on whether the cars stay connected to Google’s Cloud for navigation and if so which mobile networks are used  (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or all of the above). Once the cars are connected to the Cloud, they can be more efficiently routed to the destination e.g. for avoiding traffic jams.

No info on how the car insurance will be handled.

The New York Times has more information.