With some time, the most affordable used cars (in fact, all cars) may be automated. Leading internet company Google is doing whatever it can to make it happen. Google’s self-driving cars have logged at least 700,000 miles on relatively straight and/or rural highways. Earlier this year, the company successfully debuted the vehicles on California’s densely populated city streets. Now, Google is at it again — making its self-driving cars even more user-friendly and ultimately preparing them for widespread use.
Google Self-Driving Cars Safe On City Streets; What’s Next?
Google reveals that, as of yet, their self-driving cars have yet to be in any at-fault accidents. (After more than 700,000 miles Google’s cars have been involved in just two collisions. The first was the fault of another driver. The second occurred when a human driver took over the control of a Google car.) Google developers, however, believe there may be some flaw in designs relying on a human driver to take over in the event of an emergency — and they’re doing something about it. Just weeks ago, Google announced that it built another 100 prototypes of new self-driving cars. This time, the vehicles will not have steering wheels, gas pedals, or brakes. “They won’t have a steering wheel, accelerator pedal, or brake pedal… because they don’t need them. Our software and sensors do all the work,” Google explains.
When Will New and Affordable Used Cars Be Automated?
Is the future of driving? When will Google’s self-driving cars replace good used cars and rental cars for sale? Will they replace all traditional vehicles, including some of the best used cars? The answers to these questions are not entirely clear. It is difficult to say whether self-driving cars will completely replace more conventional cars and used cars on finance.
Google is taking it one step further — getting rid of any need for a human driver in its self-driving cars, even in the event of an emergency. See this link for more.