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How would you like to text, do your nails, and maybe take a nap during your morning commute?
Yeah, okay, some of you nitwits already do that. But what if everyone could do it, and still drive safely?
That`s the idea behind Google`s driverless car. But this isn`t some wild idea that`s still on the drawing boards.
Nevada is now the first state to approve a license for ‘autonomous vehicles.’ And Google got the first license.
Google`s Sebastian Thrun helped design the car in memory of a friend who died in a traffic accident, and to fulfill his personal pledge to save the lives of one million people a year.
Speaking last year at a TED Talksevent, Thrun said, “We’ve driving in cities, like in San Francisco. We`ve driving from San Francisco to Los Angeles on Highway 1. We encountered joggers, busy highways, toll booths. And this is without a person in the loop. The car just drives itself.”
So here`s our question: Will a digital car give a digital response when someone cuts it off in traffic?