May 14, 2014 at 09:56PM
more proof the Google car depends on recognition, not discovery... #readingToday

At the heart of the technology, what separates it from other sensor-driven autonomous vehicle projects, is a Google-made topographical map that gives the car a sense of what it should expect. The map, different from Google Maps, includes the height of the traffic signals above the street, the placement of stop signs and crosswalks, the depth of the sidewalk curb, the width of the lanes, and can differentiate lane markings from white and dashed to double-yellow.

Don't mock Google's robo-cars. A ride in one shows that you, the driver, may soon be obsolete.