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Google Self-Driving Car Gets To Race!

Past year, when I read about Google getting a patent for a self-driving cars, I never thought they'd make it a reality at least for a decade. Well, they just made it happen this year (2012). After years of research they developed a hardware and software system that could gather tons of real-time data and analyze it split-second. This is pure awesomeness!!! Their car uses video cameras, radar sensors and a laser range finder to “see” other traffic, as well as detailed maps. All these data processing happens because of their efficient data center that can process huge data in a very short time. Google blog says - "Our goal is to help prevent traffic accidents, free up people’s time and reduce carbon emissions by fundamentally changing car use.". It isn't gonna be much time before driver-less cars start steering around in our streets. No words to congratulate the master minds Larry and Sergey for identifying this huge and unexplored possibility in automotive industry.…