As mentioned in the title, a boy, hidden in the fake seat, drove the car passing several drive-through (drive-thru). Waiters were scared, shocked, confused, or surprised by this “driverless” car. At the last part of video, the boy replied to one waiter, “Throw it inside. I am a ghost.”
This video seems to be filmed years ago, when driverless cars or autonomous driving still didn’t attract enough public attention. I am pretty sure, if the same thing happened again around, waiters may guess it’s not a ghost-driving car, but a autonomous-driving car. The only thing we may still have to explain is, “why a car needs to buy hamburger?” I shall answer, “the owner told the car to buy something to eat for him, before he fell asleep in the backseat.”
Have fun, my friends!
A net friend named Andrew Lewin, uploaded one audio presentation about Google’s self-driving car. He adopted a lot of images and open academic resources, combing into this 8 minutes video. Details about the sensors, system infrastructure, release of prototypes are included. If you are newer to Google’s progress and contribution in this field, you can have a look.
Chris Urmson is head of the self-driving car project at Google. The company just announced that the latest prototype of its car is now on the roads of Mountain View. But one thing that many just can’t wrap their head around is how these cars can manage to navigate the roads themselves, without any human assistance. Urmson does a great job of explaining that in this TED Talk video, worth watching.
He starts off by giving a brief history of the safety of cars, and their biggest “bug,” the human that controls them. Back in 2009, the cars were driving primarily on highways, where they only need to have a basic geometric understanding of the cars around them and their environment. Now, however, the cars are driving in neighborhoods where there are an almost infinite number of variables. Ducks in the road, bicyclists running red lights, and drivers breaking dozens of traffic rules are the just the beginning of what the cars are now experiencing.