Google's Self-Driving Car Takes on D.C.; Not Quite Ready For Real World ... Yet

From Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis
January 7, 2013 - 5:55pm
CNN Money has an update on Google's self-driving car. This time, the car attempts to handle traffic in Washington D.C. The software and radar did reasonably well, but a human driver had to take over a few times. Please consider Toyota to reveal self-driving car research at CES Toyota will offer a glimpse into its self-driving car research on Monday, just ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas. The Japanese automaker recently revealed a five-second video of a Lexus-based research vehicle carrying a device similar to that used on Google's so-called self-driving car. Unlike Google's car, however, Toyota's research also involves vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, the automaker said in an announcement. Those technologies allow cars to wirelessly communicate with one another and with things like traffic lights and stop signs. For example, a car c...

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