imageThree years ago the first car that can drive on its own and doesn’t need a person to drive, only blue tooth and google maps. Google was the first companies to make the prototype and show it to the public. The car at first didn’t have a steering wheel or pedals, which didn’t appeal to some of the public because they are used to having a steering wheel and pedals, it seems weird to them not to have them. The cars being the first of their kind, and not having a person driving them, were not allowed to drive on public roads until this year California has passed a law allowing the cars to use public roads, but there must be a driver behind the wheel the entire time the car is on the road. The law is only a test to see if the cars can easily be integrated with other cars without cause accidents or causing trouble.
There have been a total 37 cases of accidents involving the cars. The companies are saying that none of the cars were at fault for the accidents by the people in the accidents themselves. The driverless cars were pulled over by police because the car was going 24 mph in a 35 mph zone, but not ticketed because Google explained that the car maxes out at 25 mph to be more friendly and not frighten the people inside. These cars are easy to use and good for cities that don’t exceed 25 mph, but besides that the car is useless in other places. The cars are also poor in weather such as snow or fog because it will confuse the sensors leading the car to most likely be in a accident.
The driverless cars themselves is a great idea and can help out with elder people who have problems driving or who are unable to drive, but if Google is unable to remove the cap at 25 mph without possibly causing harm to the people inside the car it will never grow in popularity because of it not being able to go outside of cities. The money Google has spent on making the car will have gone down the drain. Their only hope of selling the cars are if they will be able to remove the cap without it being a hazard.