Google Self-Driving Car Soon Set Free (and on Public Streets)

This image provided by Google shows an artistic rendering of the company's self-driving car. The two-seater won't be sold publicly, but Google on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 said it hopes by this time next year, 100 prototypes will be on public roads. (AP Photo/Google)
Google self-driving cars are parked May 14 outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. (AP photo)
Google self-driving cars are parked May 14 outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. (AP photo)

Stephen Glasskeys, COMPUTERWORLD

 
(ComputerWorld.com) — Google just announced its self-driving car will soon be trundling the mean streets of Silly Valley. Recent concerns about the car’s safety record prompted a quick response from Google: All crashes were caused by human error. So it sounds as if the good residents of Mountain View shouldn’t be too worried while driving on local thoroughfares this summer.

It’s too bad Google can’t say the same about Chrome.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers signal before passing. Today’s humble blogwatcher is Stephen Glasskeys.


Someone’s sensitive. Mark Bergen shrugs and moves on:

Here’s something that irks Chris Urmson: Sometimes people will get in self-driving cars…and leave with a shrug.

Soon, there may be many more blasé reactions to one of Google’s most audacious moonshots.

 

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