Navigating A Car – A Thing Of The Past In The Near Future!
The Google Self-Driving Car (SDC) is a project by Google X that includes creating technology for self-directed cars, mainly electric cars and, the software powering Google’s cars is called Google Chauffeur.
In 2012, the test group of vehicles included three Lexus RX450h, an Audi TT and six Toyota Prius, each escorted by one of a dozen drivers with flawless driving records and a Google engineer. By May 2015, that convoy comprised 23 Lexus SUVs.
The patent application is called ‘transitioning a mixed-mode vehicle to autonomous mode’, which lets the car switch from human-driving mode to a driverless mode.
The landing strip features a QR code that would allow the car to log on to the internet to access an affluence of data like other available spaces, its accurate location and which direction it should be headed to.
The patent clarifies that GPS receivers are at times not accurate; however, if the vehicle can check its path and knows where it has started from, it can easily be told to drive from that point, adjusting its direction at the appropriate places.
The patent also explains how data offered at the landing strip could also ask the vehicle to look up for the address on the internet which would let it know if it needs to drive itself to a repair shop, or merely move to another parking bay to make sure a hire company had its cars spread uniformly across its range of pick-up spots. It says that the landing strip could also provide information about how long the vehicle should pause before driving off.
Even though the technology may sound enormous, Google has been testing a task force of driver-less cars for several years now with the help of artificial intelligence and Google Street View maps as well as video cameras and a range of sensors.
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by techtalks @TechTalks October 26, 2015 4:56 AM UTC