Google Cars Essay

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GOOGLE SELF-DRIVEN CAR THESIS
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1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 GOOGLE SELF-DRIVEN CAR The Google self-driven car is an automated car that operates automatically with no physical human input. It is a project developed by Google Company that involves the development of technology in automated vehicles mostly the electric type of vehicles. The software responsible for the management of the vehicle in its operations is the Google chauffeur. The project is under the management of a Google engineer Sebastian Thrun. He is an experienced engineer who previously worked for the former director in the Stanford Artificial
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Moreover, the on-board systems in conjunction to some available computation are put in use on the remote computer farms. The progressive nature of the development of the vehicle has enabled the developers to invent Google cars that are steer less and controlled without the presence of an individual in the vehicle (MARKOFF, 2010). The development comes from an era when the automated cars have a designated driver who was tasked in intervening in case the Google vehicle has some technicalities. The success of the project however has been faced with some difficulties that come with the vehicles. Such difficulties have led to constant public outcry of the public as they fear for their lives. In this essay, we will comprehensively analyze the advantages of such Google problems and the disadvantages of such vehicles and later weigh both of them. In addition, we will check how the constraints and the barriers that affect the Google self-driven car project affect the customers buying habits and decisions. 1.2 Problem Statement The technological nature of the Google self-driven car makes it have its shortcomings just like any other technological advancement that is present in the current world. Such shortcomings may be overlooked or put under serious consideration depending on the effects it may have to the targeted fields. In our case the Google self-driven car deals with the transportation of human beings whose life can be in

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