Gallery: Blind Man Test-Drives Google’s Amazing Self-Driving Car

 

It might be hard to imagine a scenario where the blind could drive safely, where distractions on the road would not be an issue, and even where fuel consumption could be lowered by a computer-operated car which could stop and go more efficiently than a human driver – but Google’s autonomous driving technology could make all of that possible. Google has seven cars (six Priuses and one Audi TT) equipped with radars, lasers and access to a sophisticated database of road information, which have now amassed a combined 200,000 miles of on the road! To celebrate this milestone Google has released a video which introduces us to Steve Mahan, a man with 95% vision loss, as he runs errands in one of their “driverless” cars.

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