I’m sure many of you may have heard of a car that drives itself. No, not taxis. This car can drive itself without a human driver. Google has been working on this project for quite sometime now. And Google’s test cars have covered over 225,000 km in all kind of driving conditions without a single fault, which is really impressive.
The leader of this driverless car project, Sebastian Thrun, a Stanford professor of computer science lost his best friend in a car accident when he was 18, is determine to save a million people every year.
Video below is Sebastian Thrun’s talk at TED Talks, explaining how the car could save a million lives a year if it replaces human driving. It also features clips of driverless Toyota Prius going through tests on roads and test course. It is really amazing.