According to a series of news articles, reporters had the chance to participate in a recent Google conference. News articles say that the Google Executive Chairman put the spotlight of all media’s attention on Google’s new project: the self-driving car.
The reports revealed that the Chairman claimed that Google has maintained contact with all auto-manufacturers around the globe and kept all automakers aware of their plans with the autonomous cars. Although this vehicle is not reportedly ready for being produced in a large scale yet, executives are reportedly working hard to get all of the states to approve this new endeavor. The Chairman seemed positively confident that the company is being able to face all challenges concerning the manufacturing and large-scale producing of this type of revolutionary device.
One of the topics the Chairman covered during the conference is that the prototype is currently only running at the speed limit, which is something that engineers are working hard to fix. According to the news, a recent road test put the self-driving car in a race against several other vehicles that were all driven by human motorists and the self-driving car reportedly won.
Engineers back up the chairman’s statements and claim that the self-driving vehicle works a lot like the autopilot in an airplane, which is only bolstered by a human who is on standby.
Data shows that over 35,000 people are killed every year in accidents caused by drunk drivers and because of this statistics, the technology of self-driving vehicles could be helpful in keeping the number of auto accidents down, which could eventually help Google executives to have the approval of all state lawmakers so these vehicles can be commercialized all across the country.
Executives and engineers are confident that self-driving car technology can save the lives of reckless drivers and keep motorists from putting the lives of others at risk by getting behind the wheel of their vehicles while under the influence of alcohol.
They hope to see the autonomous car running sooner than what’s expected so accidents can be avoided, but until then, getting all states to approve the self-driving car idea can be extremely difficult and may take most of Google’s chairman’s time.
As a personal injury lawyer, I believe that initiatives that keep our drivers safe and accidents from occurring must be considered. Hopefully, lawmakers and state officials will discuss this case with dedication to details to come up with the best possible decision to drivers across the country.
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