Google car drives legally blind man around town

By on March 30, 2012
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Autonomous car could provide mobility and freedom to vast number of users.

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I challenge you to watch the below video and not sigh out loud.

It features Steve Mahan, a man who has lost 95% of this vision sitting in Google’s self-driving car. With zero interaction from Mahan, the car rolls through suburbs, cruises onto the highway, stops by a drive-thru and takes Mahan on his errands.

The video is one of the few public communications that Google has made about its self-driving car project, since announcing it back in 2010. We’ve seen a few videos peppered on the Internet, but this is the first time we’ve actually seen how a car like this can simply blend in with everyday life.

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  • Ahmedsalim

    “a man who has lost 95% of this vision sitting in Google’s self-driving car”

    This doesn’t sound too good :)

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