Human error has been associated with most of the auto accidents that we are used to being exposed to daily, as a personal injury lawyer, I’m aware of that.
When it comes to car accidents that could have been avoided if the driver had paid attention or simply made sure that distractions are not exposing them to risks. According to experts who have been huge proponents of the driverless car technology, the use of the self-driving technology could eliminate the human error element from driving, making roads safer for everyone.
Reporters decided to look into Google’s driverless car by test-driving it in order to identify just what is so special about the technology. According to the reports, the vehicle did perform the way Google executives promised it would.
According to the reporters, the vehicle worked the way it should; stopping at stop signs automatically and gliding around curves perfectly, the vehicle never seemed to jolt or even lurch.
According to the Google Car project’s lead software engineer, the technology could help address the factors that lead to several accidents. Unfortunately, thousands of people are killed in car accidents yearly in the United States. According to Google’s engineers, the driverless car could change everything. Since the first time Google unveiled its project to develop a self-driving vehicle, news sources have been all over the technology, urging Google to also disclose how and when they will be selling their new car.
Unfortunately, the company has never unveiled the business plan that would put the Google car in the market.
While the technology seems to be working well, and engineers are dedicated to making sure that the driverless car technology is accident free, there’s no word on whether the manufacturer is willing to develop a better design to go along with the technology. The current model comes with a front-mounted radar sensor that is used to avoid collisions. Above the car’s roof is equipped with a revolving cylinder that is fully equipped with cameras, lasers, sensors and a series of of other guidance features.
During the 25-minute test drive, an official test driver sat behind the wheel in case a problem arrived and somebody had to take over the wheel.
The driverless vehicle designed by Google is programmed to respect speed limits but the vehicle is allowed to go up to 10 mph above the speed limit in order to keep up with traffic conditions since sticking to speed limit when everybody else is driving faster can actually increase the risk of crashes.
The test turned out all right and reporters were able to write about it thoroughly, but what they are asking is if the technology will actually help to make roads safer in the near future. Click here to read the full article if you would like to learn more about this test-drive.