The Future Is Now

As William Gibson famously said: the future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed.

Google (my employer) recently released this video sharing a real life example of what it’s like to be behind the wheel of a self-driving car:

If you can’t see the video, click here.

We announced our self-driving car project in 2010 to make driving safer, more enjoyable, and more efficient. Having safely completed over 200,000 miles of computer-led driving, we wanted to share one of our favorite moments. Here’s Steve, who joined us for a special drive on a carefully programmed route to experience being behind the wheel in a whole new way. We organized this test as a technical experiment, but we think it’s also a promising look at what autonomous technology may one day deliver if rigorous technology and safety standards can be met.

Truly amazing and inspirational glimpse into what autonomous technology may deliver.