We announced our self-driving car project in 2010 (http://goo.gl/dI6qA
) with a clear goal: make driving safer, more enjoyable and more efficient.
There’s much left to design and test, but we’ve now safely completed more than 200,000 miles of computer-led driving, gathering great experiences and an overwhelming number of enthusiastic supporters.
We wanted to share one of our favorite moments from some special research we conducted. Watch this video of Steve, who joined us for a drive on a carefully programmed route to experience being behind the wheel in a whole new way. We organized this test as a technical experiment outside of our core research efforts, but we think it’s also a promising look at what this kind of technology may one day deliver for society if rigorous technical and safety standards can be met.
A version of this video with audio captions is available here: http://goo.gl/k5K9Q