IPNews® – On December 13, 2011 Google was granted U.S. Patent Number 8,078,349 which provides for a transition from a human driver to an autonomous, self-driving car. Google believes that the self-driving car will reduce traffic accidents by half, while also increasing fuel efficiency. In other words, the cars will drive themselves better and more safely than the humans can.
To maximize safety, Google has employed redundant systems to prevent the self-driving car from being reliant on just one component to avoid accidents. To continue reading, click Google Working on Self-Driving Cars.