Self-Driving Car Test: Steve Mahan

We announced our self-driving car project in 2010 to make driving safer, more enjoyable, and more efficient. Having safely completed over 200,000 miles of computer-led driving, we wanted to share one of our favorite moments. Here’s Steve, who joined us for a special drive on a carefully programmed route to experience being behind the wheel in a whole new way. We organized this test as a technical experiment, but we think it’s also a promising look at what autonomous technology may one day deliver if rigorous technology and safety standards can be met.

A version of this video with audio captions is available here:

Music: The Album Leaf – “We Need Help”

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  1. Wow! I’m googled.

  2. 8

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  4. I feel that (unless this already exists) that something as simple as a sat mac can be used to program the location, and the car uses sensors to follow the sat nav, by seeing where the roads are and what turns are coming up soon. Combine that with the laser system like on this car and that top gear race truck and it would probably work

  5. Tip:use a chromebook

  6. wow i want try it..

  7. WOW!



  10. This Is Awesome

  11. Then, it goes oh so wrong and everyone is killed.

  12. amazing

  13. we see space x with the smartest people in the world building a self landing rocket only for it to crash……….and googles techs are no where near that level of thinking….these cars may be okay for self drive on roads that are under 35 mph/airports/amusement parks as some sort of taxi service but I would never ever trust them in freeway traffic…..and they will never be able to handle winter road conditions…

  14. love that car wish I had one I have never been able to do that in my entire life be free in a car

  15. Fast and Furious 8 hacking is about to get real guys with this Automatic Driving Car

  16. It does a sloppy job parking

  17. these cars are so much better at driving than stupid humans, yet so many stupid humans are scared of them and think they, being a stupid human, can drive better. I wonder why

  18. There are some big problems.

    1.) How many times have your computer crashed in last 10 years ? Software problem, virus, or hardware mistake.A ventilator has broken down so the processor was overheated, or switch off due to a mistake in the harddisk. 5x ? 3x in 10 years ? You would be dead so many times, if this happened in a PC in your driverless car. One broken ventilator and you are dead.

    2.) Human brain is much faster then the fastest computer in the world in complex decisions (for example in recognizing faces). Human brain in stress reacts 8x faster than any computer. Computer is only better in simple decisions, like in pedestrian emergency braking, but such functions are already built in some non-autonomous cars today.

    3.) Human eye is much better than any camera in the world. Check it out ! Google it !

    4.) Dirt on a sensor means no visibility. Dirt on car windows can hardly cover everything, you can move your head to see something. A small camera can be covered with dirt in a second. What would the car do if it happened while driving 100 mph ? Blind autonomous car, "great".

    5.) Mistake in your car doesn’t mean "nothing is working" in a non-autonomous car. If you had broken brakes you could still do something with steering wheel, transmission etc… Broken computer in driverless car means everything is broken so you are lost.

    6.) Driverless car can make time 2 min 50 sec in race, the human driver can make it in 2.10 per lap. This is a very poor result of driverless car. The difference between a good and average human driver is used to being 3-5 seconds per lap.

  19. l wish to be a part of Google. far most advanced ideas

  20. WOW

  21. was this banned after i think itwas

  22. jk

  23. you know how googles sites and searches are glitched ……..do you really want to put your life in the hands of the same technology  that is flawed because humans are flawed…..and we all know tech fails sooner than later.

  24. So you can text and drive now!

  25. Dang! He had to go and mention tacos and the Bell. Was just thinking about their Triple Double Crunch Wrap.

  26. I did not realised he was blind til the end of the movie… I’m astonished!!!

  27. una

  28. just subed!

  29. Hi, self-driving car.

  30. that is so cool 🙂

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  32. The Google YouTube channel is actually quite interesting. Compared to like, 25 years ago, the world has cyanged with electronics

  33. Let me guess…April fools maybe?

  34. A Blind man drives to Taco-bell and orders food, Safely. Amazing. This is the future.

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  36. This needs to be toped straight away! 1 day no more jobs. For thousands of millions of tuck drivers. As long as it’s only for certain disabilities then fine. But once the idea is alive then that’s it.

  37. wwwy

  38. italiano

  39. 더 재미있는 프로그램이었으면…

  40. I love India

  41. Android and don’t forget Google wallet

  42. Google! How does it feel owning the largest search engine company on the planet?

  43. yeah but one question………….How much does it cost?

  44. is this April fools?

  45. una

  46. wow if every one uses these car there will b no accident millions of life will be save

  47. It is a challenge one. but still need more AI there are mouthiness, deserts , not strait land ….. but in all cases is good step (Y)

  48. hacking these cars will be easier and more dangerous

  49. 👍

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