Google’s Self-Driving Prius Races Around Closed Course [VIDEO]

Posted Mar 4, 2011

We knew that Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) was developing self-driving cars back in October. But another video has surfaced of the self-driving Prius car made by Google recently. In this case, the car is racing and screeching around corners on a closed course. Google project leader Sebastian Thrun said that the goal of the project is to ‘help prevent traffic accidents, free up people’s time and reduce carbon emissions’ through ride sharing and “the new ‘highway trains of tomorrow.'” The cars are never unmanned. There is always a driver behind the wheel to monitor the software. [Search Engine Land]