Google Develops Cars That Can Drive Themselves

Google researchers have been working on a secret car project that can drive themselves, using artificial-intelligence software.

Google has seven test cars that have driven a total of 140,000 miles in traffic. The cars are a modified version of the Toyota Prius and one Audi TT.

The automated cars use video cameras, radar sensors, and a laser range finder to locate everything around them and detailed maps are used to navigate the road ahead collected using manually driven vehicles. These data were then processed by Google’s data centers, when mapping their terrain.