Thanks everyone who tuned into our Field Trip with +Make:
last Friday! If you missed it, you can watch the video at http://youtu.be/JbSmSp-fL1g
. And, we know we weren't able to get to everyone's questions last week, but wanted to catch back up by answering a few more today.
Here are more answers for the campers:
1. +Mjolnir Academy
asked: "Will self driving cars have an override for human control?"
There are many people working on self-driving cars, and it'll depend on what each group decides to do with theirs! At Google, we're working towards "fully autonomous" vehicles. This means that other than pressing a button to go or stop, you will not have to manually control the vehicle — after all, there are no steering wheels or pedals! This way, you can totally relax while you're getting around, and not have to worry about any driving.
2. +WHL Teens
asked: "Can you buy one of these cars yet? If you can, where can you buy them?"
Unfortunately not — we're actually still tinkering in our garage and improving the software to make the vehicle design even better. For now, we don't have any vehicles for public use, but do stay tuned to this page for more news on our progress! We hope to safely get these out to the world soon and would love to keep you posted.
3. MakerSpace Delhi, IN By Ayan asked: "From 8 years old camper: Can we sleep on our way relying fully on self driving cars?"
Yes, once you press the go button and are on your way, we certainly hope that you'll be able to take a nap! What else would you like to do in a self-driving car? Leave a comment below and let us know.