Google Self Driving Car
self driving car is something that has been on many inventors' mind for
a long time now, and in recent years that has slowly started to become a
reality thanks to the Google's self driving car project. From a single
project a few years ago, now states have started to pass laws in order
to allow these driverless vehicles to actually run on normal roads.
There are quite a few of these cars in active testing, and together they
have driven thousands of hours almost flawlessly.
now, the US government is trying to put a break on this new industry.
In a recent report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
released a set of recommendations about these vehicles. In them, they
urge states to be very careful in allowing these types of vehicles. For
now, the US believes that these cars should be limited to testing only,
and that several strict procedures should be employed. Among the changes
wanted, the vehicles would need to include a way for a user to take
control in the case of a malfunction, and a way for the vehicle to break
whenever a problem is encountered. A licensed driver should always be
at the wheel and ready to take control.
report says that self driving cars have not proven themselves to be
made available to the general public yet, and the NHTSA will start a
four year testing program to try and improve these types of vehicles.
The government will revisit this issue as the technology advances, but
for now, it seems like we may not see these vehicles for sale for some