Google sparks up production on its self-driving cars in Detroit

By Justin Kahn
Jan 15, 2015
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  1. Those early prototype self-driving cars Google gave us a glimpse of last year are going into production. According to Chris Urmson, Google's director of Self-Driving Cars, auto builders in Detroit are in the early stages of production on updated versions.

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,517   +677

    Being in the South I did a quick survey of the breakfast crowd to see how many would be interested. Surprisingly, over 50% commented "If it ain't painted orange and called the General, we ain't driving it". When I pointed out that they wouldn't be driving it anyway I was told "well, what the hell's the point!". So, for the time being I think Ford & Chevy are safe!
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    @Uncle Al, where do you eat breakfast? lol

    I'm guessing the Boar's Nest in Hazzard County.
  4. Forg0t2

    Forg0t2 TS Booster Posts: 147   +25

    In the U.S. these small cars will never be safe to drive since there wont be anything left when it collides with an SUV. And I don't think ur gonna give up on big cars any time soon...
    Uncle Al likes this.
  5. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,425   +470

    Well the whole idea is to take away human risk factor out of the picture, so unless someone intentionally rams you the self driving part should be able to handle it. To me that would be the whole point in self driving vehicles.

    I'll add myself to the list on where the hell do you have your breakfast =P
  6. Forg0t2

    Forg0t2 TS Booster Posts: 147   +25

    As long as there are people who can't afford to buy such a car the problem of collision is there.
  7. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,517   +677

    SUV hell son .... down here we got pick up trucks! Lots and lots and lots of pick up trucks ....... LOL

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