TechCrunch – The Google self-driving car has been outfitted with a camera, GPS and lidar sensor that could be used to detect and track potential dangers in the road ahead.
The smart robot is capable of recognizing pedestrians, drivers and cyclists in an environment where it’s unlikely to collide with any of those people.
Google is also adding a camera to the front of the vehicle, allowing for video capture in real-time.
While Google is clearly looking to make self-drive cars a major component of its self-service business, it’s still unclear how much the autonomous vehicle will cost and how many of them will be manufactured.
And the rollout of the smart robot could also see the company open up its self control network to other automakers.
For now, Google has set a goal of producing 100,000 cars, but its self driving vehicles will likely not hit the streets until 2021.
For the time being, the Google self driving car is a limited production unit that is primarily designed for Google’s fleet of self-guided cars.
In order to get to that target, Google needs to build a fleet of 100,00 self-driven cars in order to reach 100% of the self-built car market.
But it’s unclear whether the company will be able to produce 100,0000 self-directed cars per year in order for the company to reach that goal.