Science fiction of the 1980s predicted a future with flying cars that could drive themselves. Here we are today – in that future – and flying cars aren’t a reality. However, self-driving cars of one sort or another are here – and probably not going anywhere. The two main companies working on a self-driving car at this time seem to be Tesla and Google.
Google’s self-driving car is supposed to be truly autonomous, in that a user can enter a destination and sit back and relax. This system involves the use of around a dozen sensor devices including LIDAR units, and the company has said that it will be a few years before the product is ready for consumers. Continue reading