In celebration of 200,000 miles driven without an actual human driver, Google has provided us a glimpse of just how powerful this technology will be for people who are blind. A video produced by the company shows Steve Mahan drive from his house to a local Taco Bell. Mahan is 95 percent blind, or as he puts it “well past legally blind.” As he turns into the driveway of Taco Bell, Mahan exclaims breathlessly, “How neat!” We couldn’t agree more.
This is fantastic.
This is beautiful. It’s amazing what Google is making happen through all of this, it’s a dream that I’ve always looked forward to, looking at the roads and seeing all cars, with seats that face eachother and no one even trying to steer the car. I don’t like the idea of a person driving a car, because people are unreliable, computers are much more reliable, and seeing just how well this car handles on the road, it shows that the technology exists to allow cars to drive themselves. So hopefully we will see them introduced into the market at some point. I would find a basic car that drives it self over a luxury vehicle anyday.