TxDOT spokesman Bob Kaufman said the agency would find a way to continue exploring self-driving cars
regardless of what the Legislature does this session.
On one hand, self-driving cars
(SDC's) will slowly but positively affect driver and pedestrian safety as "accident rates will plunge to near zero for SDCs, although other cars will crash into SDCs," says Egil Juliussen, principal analyst for HIS Automotive.
As part of his effort to show Google has nothing to hide, Brin disclosed that one of the company's self-driving cars
had been rear-ended at a traffic signal during the past week.
But significant hurdles to widespread use of self-driving cars
remain, the most important of which is likely to be cost.
Although a future of self-driving cars
is still many years away, developments in the market are starting to gather momentum as car manufacturers and technology companies alike inject resources into it.
Google demonstrated its self-driving car
last month at the Texas Transportation Forum, a conference hosted by TxDOT.
I think the self-driving car
can really dramatically improve the quality of life for everyone," Brin said, providing transport to people who can't drive themselves, such as the blind, disabled, elderly and intoxicated.
Although mass-marking self-driving cars
still seem like science fiction, Nissan has already proved capable of reaching lofty goals.
Google, a United States-headquartered, multinational corporation specialising in Internet-related services and products, has increased production of its self-driving car
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I don't think legally there's any issues of a self-driving car
or specific ordinance against a self-driving car
," said Leah Fillion, a spokeswoman for Austin's transportation department.
The acquisition of the mapping system was important for the development of the respective companies' self-driving car