Google has been teasing self-driving cars technology for the last eight years. The company has been working on them quite openly, but we never really saw any real progress. An experimental run was done recently, and we have been waiting to hear how it went since then.
The tech giant finally broke its silence today when they finally talked about the prototype experiment, and how it motivated them to start production under new management.
The experiment was a success. Google’s self-driving car rode around Austin, Texas for 10KM without any driver and came back home unharmed. It was quite an achievement for the company and that successful experiment motivated them to start full-fledged production on self-driving vehicles under a new name called Waymo. You can check out this infamous Google self-driving video below.
John Krafcik, the CEO of Waymo, states that they “are a self-driving car company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to get around.” The goal is clear, but there are still a ton of things that they need to figure out, which will take a lot of time.
Eight years ago, Google was the only one talking about self-driving cars, but now almost every major car company is looking to be the first one to release a self-driving vehicle. It’s a race amongst extremely talented individuals – let’s hope that the best one comes out on top.