Google quietly revealed a hidden secret of the Google Streetview programme – it’s been using driverless cars. In typical Google fashion, the news that the search giant has pushed us one step closer to Skynet was revealed in a blog post. It’s got us wondering: are Google driverless cars the future of motoring and a brilliant innovation for making our roads safer or a recipe for disaster?
Google engineer, Sebastian Thrun, outed Google’s driverless car project on the official Google blog. He explained that the Google driverless cars have been regularly undertaking journeys around San Francisco: “Manned by trained operators [they] drove from our Mountain View campus to our Santa Monica office and on to Hollywood Boulevard…all in all, our self-driving cars have logged over 140,000 miles. We think this is a first in robotics research.”