Google [GOOG] is testing out some self driving cars, which are able to drive around on their own without the need for a driver, although there is someone sat in the drivers seat of the car.
Google’s self driving car is equipped with some artificial intelligence software, plus a rotating sensor in its roof, which is capable of scanning up to 200 feet in all directions, which creates a 3D map of what is around the vehicle.
The cars are actually modified Toyota Prius, and you can see one in action in the video below, and although it may look like there is a driver behind the wheel, he is just sat there and the onboard computer is doing all the driving.
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