Google planning driverless cars to pick and drop commuters
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Google planning driverless cars to pick and drop commuters

Google planning driverless cars to pick and drop commuters
  A few tabloid reports indicate that technology giant “Google” is planning to launch a fleet of driverless cabs christened as “robo taxis”.  These unique cabs can run without the guidance of a driver and pick and drop commuters on demand, just like normal taxis. Initially these robo taxis would require humans sitting behind the wheel to respond to emergencies. Eventually, however, these cars are supposed to operate completely autonomously, and would probably be linked to a mobile application. Reportedly the basic concept of the firm is to create new age cars which can travel in normal roads by utilizing the special instructions of a machine rather than that of persons. The firm's officials also believe that such an innovative global transport system could be a boon worldwide since it will help reduce the need for buying cars. More importantly the executives also believe that these new age cars could lessen the several road accidents as well as increase associated environmental benefits. These automated taxis have been the stuff of science fiction stories since several decades and have also been featured in the 90s blockbuster movie “Total Recall”. To fulfill Google’s ambitious objective of inventing and launching the first driverless vehicles in the world, in recent times the company has held several talks with major automobile parts manufactures. Google harbors serious hopes that leading car makers will be able to incorporate the firm's innovative pioneering self-driving software. Ever since launching its own self-driving car project in the year 2010, Google has also created similar systems which have been installed in conventional luxury cars of the likes of Lexus RX and Toyota Prius. Reports suggest that advanced components like sensors, cameras, radars and Google’s patented software have been included in those cars. Before 2013 ends the new age vehicles are first supposed to be tested on British roads. It is believed that in order to protect their turf unfortunately none of the established car makers have shown much enthusiasm to enter into a partnership with the technology giant. This has prevented Google from gaining a firm foothold in the motoring industry. Apparently Google is now approaching the idea of designing its own vehicle due to the lack of the interest shown by the established car manufactures in cooperating with them. According to recent reports Google is almost about to clinch a grand deal with “Continental” , one of the world's biggest car component makers. This will allow Google to supply parts of its unique vehicle. Apparently “Google X” is the department which has developed the futuristic concept of the “Robo-taxi” concept.
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