In 2012, a news story surprised the world --
Google has announced that it has created a driverless car that can drive safely independently of human control.
People around the world ask each other, have you heard of Google's driverless car project, is it true?
The brief history of driverless cars is one of the most extensive
The use of computer technology.
Cars are often thought to benefit from the emergence of computer technology, but the fact is that almost every car produced in the last 30 years has some form of computer.
Among other things, these computers alert drivers to problems inside the engine.
The dashboard indicator will remind the driver of low oil, engine temperature rise and other forms of mechanical failure, all of which will be turned on in response to built-in monitoringin computer.
These computers make driving experience easier.
Now, there is much less speculation involved in car repair and maintenance.
Mechanics and car technicians can simply connect the computer of the car to the diagnostic console to determine what is wrong with it.
Thanks to the integration of GPS technology, our cars can also help us get to another place more easily from one place.
In addition, the continuous satellite link between the vehicle computer and the security agency protects the driver in the stranded or accident.
Still, even if all of this is built in
In computer technology, cars are still tools in the hands of drivers.
The man sitting behind the steering wheel gave orders;
As a driver, you can choose to ignore the route suggested by the GPS system or decide to postpone the maintenance for one month.
A few years ago, Google took the next step and decided to build a car that could be driven by itself.
Not long ago, the world sat up and noticed that Google announced that a computer-controlled car had fewer accidents than a person driving.
In fact, according to Google, their driverless cars were able to travel 300,000 miles in an accident.
By contrast, it is statistically possible for human drivers to have an accident every ten years or every 165,000 miles.
The Federal Highway Administration estimates that every American driver drives 16,550 miles a year;
According to all state insurance, the driver will have an accident every ten years.
Even some of the safest drivers are likely to have a car accident;
According to the data provided by all state, every fourteen years.
In other words, Google's driverless cars can cover nearly twice the number of miles driven by human drivers during the accident.
Google also added that their cars were able to accomplish this amazing feat under various conditions.
So how does it work?
Once the world news agency is convinced that Google has actually made an important milestone in the development of automotive technology, the question everyone is starting to ask is, how does it work?
Google's self-driving car, as a standard Toyota Prius, has started people's lives.
Several Priuses were used in the experiment;
Later, a Lexus rxthanh was added to the fleet, thus proving that the equipment used for navigation can be adapted to a range of vehicles.
In order to convert a vehicle from a driving model to a driverless model, Google has to create a complex array of laser sensors, radar sensors, range devices, cameras, and microprocessor.
Unexpectedly, each car is equipped with the latest Google Maps technology. High-
Electric Computers process all the information received from laser and radar sensors and integrate this information with information from satellite data made up of Google Maps.
Google's experiment with driverless cars is known to be a successful one.
The team of the project was able to get the car out on many long and complex driving routes.
Starting at google plex in Silicon Valley, California, the converted vehicles travel to Santa Monica, Los Angeles, across the Golden Gate Bridge, along St. Francis's famous winding Lombard Street, along the Pacific Coast Highway.
Driverless cars even found directions on the edge of Lake Tahoe.
Google seems to end up wanting to make a car that can safely take drivers from place to place, but there is still a lot of work to be done before ordinary consumers buy a car that they can drive on their own.
Before that, we had to drive ourselves and leave the experiment to Google people.