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Google's self-driving car gathers almost 1 GB of data every second



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I learned this weekend at an XPrize event that Google's self-driving car gathers 750 megabytes of sensor data per SECOND! That is just mind-boggling to me. Here is a picture of what the car "sees" while it is driving and about to make a left turn. It is capturing every single thing that it sees moving - cars, trucks, birds, rolling balls, dropped cigarette butts, and fusing all that together to make its decisions while driving. If it sees a cigarette butt, it knows a person might be creeping out from between cars. If it sees a rolling ball it knows a child might run out from a driveway. I am truly stunned by how impressive an achievement this is.


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In action.



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wish i was tebow
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always easier the second time around





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blind guy eating a taco w/ both hand while driving cracked me up





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That gizmo on the top is pretty funny. Seems like a great idea til soccer mom in a suburban broadsides you





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How does it know when to pull up to the window at the drive thru after the order is taken?

Please don't tell me it is actually listening to the verbal exchange taking place. If so...






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It parks like an a-hole





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Road head will increase 10000% when this is available to the public.





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Does it return your shopping carts for you too?





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Road head will increase 10000% when this is available to the public.



road head?

try road PIIHB.






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I wonder what will be the asking price for these





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Makes you appreciate our own brain even more. I'd love to see numbers on how much data we take in and interpret and store.





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Future repeal of open container laws - drinking age back down to 18 too..?





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I wonder what will be the asking price for these

It would probably start out as an expensive optional package, but it would likely pay for itself over the life of the car in lower insurance premiums, fuel consumption, maintenance, etc.

I wonder how hard "law enforcement" will secretly lobby against this, considering the number of speeding and red light tickets will surely drop.






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I wonder how hard "law enforcement" will secretly lobby against this, considering the number of speeding and red light tickets will surely drop.


A bigger question will be: Once, smart cars are 99.999999% reliable, why even have a speed limit?






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Google and Amazon need to team up to create the greatest company known the mankind





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A bigger question will be: Once, smart cars are 99.999999% reliable, why even have a speed limit?

Yeah. Imagine how beautifully choreographed intersections will be. No lights, just cars weaving through one another, because they are all talking to each other and know where they are going.






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Yeah. Imagine how beautifully choreographed intersections will be. No lights, just cars weaving through one another, because they are all talking to each other and know where they are going.


I agree, hopefully they won't have "aggressive" or "passive" mode switches.

I look forward to watching movies, drinking alcohol, napping etc during long road trips...

Also, these could kill the highway hotel/motel business.






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"First step to creating me Michael"

-Kitt






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It really is fascinating to think about where we could be in 20 years.





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