Imagine a world where you don’t have to drive. You’re still in a car, but you don’t have to pay attention to the road. Time that’s spent travelling can be a time for reading or recreation. Car accidents are reduced dramatically or become nonexistent because all cars are driving themselves, and therefore, leaving out human error. What if that future was slowly becoming a reality?

Google Cars

Google is currently developing an electric car that drives itself. They removed the steering wheel and pedals and built a car made for comfort: not driving. It works by using sensors placed around the car that determine what objects are around the car. The computers in the car can then analyze the situation and act accordingly. If there’s a pedestrian ready to cross, the car can notice it and stop. If there’s a construction zone, the car can see the cones and drive within the area regulated.

Does it Work?

While there are a few bugs still in the system, the Google car actually works pretty well. According to Google, they’ve driven 1.5 million miles in a few different states. Google has been working hard to perfect their self-driving car and make it accessible to everyone, and it may not be too far in the future.

While there are still some reported crashes, the cars are getting smarter and smarter in order to keep their passengers safe while “driving.” These crashes still happen because it is impossible to program the computers to “expect the unexpected.” However, the more unique situations these cars get into, the closer we come to having these self-driving cars.

Until self-driving cars a reality, car crashes will still happen, and Idaho personal injury attorneys are here for you until the day car crashes are only a thing of the past. If you or someone you love is injured in a car crash, contact us today. We are here to get the compensation you deserve.

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