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Google Creates Car That Drives Itself

October 12, 2010 · 27 Comments

Is Google actually working on a car that will drive itself? On Oct. 12th 2010 on the official Google blog they announced that they are working on a self driving car. A car that drives itself! Not only did they say that they’re working on this awesome car, but according to their blog, they already have a working prototype.

"So we have developed technology for cars that can drive themselves. Our automated cars, manned by trained operators, just drove from our Mountain View campus to our Santa Monica office and on to Hollywood Boulevard. They’ve driven down Lombard Street, crossed the Golden Gate bridge, navigated the Pacific Coast Highway, and even made it all the way around Lake Tahoe. All in all, our self-driving cars have logged over 140,000 miles. We think this is a first in robotics research." - Google

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