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2 Google Practical Work Analyse this topic using three different points of view: Point 1: Hardware and software involved (investigate) Point 2: Social and ethical issues that can be mentioned Point 3: Social Impact Google autonomous car that does not need human driver, managed to get a license and may travel through the streets of Nevada, USA. Thus, the company is the first to obtain this permission in the U.S. for this type of vehicle. In advance in a Toyota Prius modified and made a series of tests in San Francisco across the Golden Gate equipped with video cameras, a radar system, sensors and lasers that allowed him to know their location and receive traffic. For driving on the streets of Las Vegas and other cities in Nevada, the Google vehicle must bear a red patent, a detail that will allow police and other vehicle drivers can differentiate self from other cars. Nevada had authorized last year circulation test-drive these vehicles. Also California-based tests had released a video in which you can see a person with blindness issues behind the wheel of one of these cars as fast food goes to buy and pick up dry cleaning. 2

3 The car is making by 3 cameras, GPS, one radar, 3 lux laser scanner, and odometer and Velodyne laser scanner. In August 2011 google car crashed but at that moment was driven manually. Google did a lot of test The models tested are Toyota, Prius and Audi TT.Lidar sensing of rotation on the roof scans more than 200 meters in all directions to produce a precise map. Position sensor mounted estimator on the left rear wheel measures small movements of the car and helps to know your position on the map. Laser detector that detect traffic. Four standard radar sensors, three in front and one in the rear. Camera mounted near the rearview mirror to detect road signs and traffic lights, speed limits and also has computers on board the vehicle to recognize recognize obstacles such as pedestrians and cyclists, etc... All this is possible thanks to the Google data centers, which can process the vast amount of information collected by the vehicles to make a map of his land. As explained by the engineer 'software' Sebastian Thrun on the official Google blog, the company carried out the tests at all times with a driver ready to take control if there was a problem and an expert 3

4 in 'software'. The cars left the headquarters in Mountain View to get to the offices of Santa Monica and Hollywood Boulevard. They went through Lombard Street, crossed the Golden Gate Bridge, crossed Pacific Coast Highway, and even went all the way around Lake Tahoe. In this way, and have traveled 225,000 kilometers in the streets of California. The marketing of the car does not have start date. The social impact and ethical will increase with the years. The impact of selfdriving cars on the society will be huge. The magnitude of the impact could be as much as the invention of car itself. It will literally change to face of the earth, structure of our cities and our life-styles. Here is the incomplete list of benefits and changes that self-driving car will bring. 1. You don t have to drive car. You don t need drivers license, so no more DMV lines. 2. It will save time because you don t have to drive the car everyday for commute. 3. The car don t need to be parked at one location, it can keep working after dropping you wherever you wanted to go, So no more parking lots. 4. Fewer parking lots means more parks,house and office space for people. 5. No more worries to park your car 6. Significantly less cars will be used because car utilization will increase due to heavy sharing. 7. Driving jobs will disappear 8. No more DUI 9. Car theft will go significantly down because GPS is always enabled for the self-dirivng cars 10. No Human caused accidents 11. Deep integration of the internet with the transportation will happen 12. Automated grocery shopping, shipping and food/goods delivery. 13. Cost of transportation will be significantly less due to sharing and lack of car ownership 4

5 14. No car insurance and maintenance required by the users due to the emergence of On-Deman Transportation As a Service (ODTAS) model. 15. Car will be smaller and lighter because it will not need drivers seat and steering wheel and other driver related gears. This change will make cars more fuel efficient. 16. Less Pollution 17. Less Traffic. City s traffic control system will become more efficient because it can see the state of the entire city by talking to all the cars that are running. It can divert the flow of cars before congestion occur due to accident or other reasons. 18. More comfortable rides. The car will know when to gracefully slow down and speed up because it knows the map of the entire city at a very minute details. For example, it can remember in what area it experiences bumps and can slow down in those areas. 19. No road rage. All cars will be driven by machines so no need to show aggression. 20. By my rough estimate, 180 billion hours of time americans spend driving their car every year. These hours will become free to do basically anything. Entertainment, Reading, Work, Communication on the go. 21. In car entertainment will mature to the level of in-home entertainment industry, because of more room and free time in the car. 22. In car office model will pop up. Professionals that rely on heavy traveling will prefer their offices right in their car. 1 Many people said that this type of car will be a great Revolution, but this will happen in many years when Google can solve the problem that will have if they start to sell de car

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