Google has announced that its self driven car will be hitting the public road in Mountain View, California this summer.
A few prototype’s of the Google self driving cars will be tested out this summer and the cars will have Google’s safety drivers on board.
We heard recently heard details on accidents that the automated cars had been in, although none of the Google vehicles were actually at fault in the accidents.
Vehicles that can take anyone from A to B at the push of a button could transform mobility for millions of people, whether by reducing the 94 percent of accidents caused by human error (PDF), reclaiming the billions of hours wasted in traffic, or bringing everyday destinations and new opportunities within reach of those who might otherwise be excluded by their inability to drive a car.
The Google self driving car video below gives us another look at Google’s autonomous car in action, the cars will travel at a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour and Google will have their safety drivers in the cars at all times.
The safety drivers for the self driven car will be able to take over the driving of the cars at any time as the vehicles have been equipped with a removable steering wheel, brake pedal and accelerator pedal.
Google have also said that over the next few years they intend to run more pilot programs with their prototype automated cars