יום שלישי, 26 ביולי 2011

Google Autonomous

Google Autonomous photoshop
Since Google has released some info of their autonomous vehicle experiments I've been eager to hear more about it.
I Think that starting with the private sector will not 'solve really big problems' as the article states.

I think that if Google presents this technology it must be implemented on large scale commercial architectures and not private vehicles, unless they are shared among users via car/time sharing (but that's another idea still far from beta testing...)


  • Mass transit system: Buses and rail systems that drive autonomous, never get tired or angry of other vehicle drivers, Here also the face recognition technology could come in handy if one can enter an automated bus and be recognized by the bus and be automatically reminded where my stop is, automatic ticketing etc'
  • Trucks / Semi : that suffer the worst from blind spots and work hours, here is the greatest opportunity to basically save lives if these mammoths were driven by precise robotics instead of an angry mob
  • FedEx and Mail systems that usually route daily could benefit the most
  • a good replacement for any Israeli driver (perhaps also for any Israeli politician too...)
I fear, although this technology is great, that it will very quickly be cracked, hacked and misused to send pizzas to classmates.

what do you think?