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A First Drive

A First Drive


Today, we have something extra special for
you guys, and you guys will be some of the first people outside of our team and outside
of Google to ever ride in it. There it is! Oh wow! Isn’t that cute? Go ahead and buckle up. Ok Annie, here we go! Alright let’s go! There’s no steering wheel in the way. Chris Urmson: It was a big decision for us to go and start building our purpose-built vehicles.
And really they’re prototype vehicles. They were a chance for us to explore: what does
it really mean to have a self-driving vehicle. But in the small amount of time we’ve been
working on it, we have functional prototypes and that’s exciting. Thida: Oh, it’s really
cool! It’s like really kind of a space age experience. Annie and Judy: Okay. Hurray!
We’re like queens. You sit, relax, you don’t need to do nothing. It knows when it needs
to stop, it knows when it needs to go. It actually rides better than my own car. Yes.
It’s true. Walt and Linda: What she really liked was that it slowed down before it went
around a curve. And then it accelerated in the curve. She’s always trying to get me to
do it that way. That’s the way I Iearned in high school driver’s ed. Janet and Ethan:
So if I had a self-driving car, I can spend more time hanging out with my kids, or helping
them with their homework, even just tending to them, finding out how their day was and
not having to wait till you get home and have dinner and all that so, it’ll be good. Nick:
The human feeling of it is very well-engineered and it is very smooth. There is nothing that
makes you feel the least bit threatened. It’s impressive! I’m totally in love with this
whole concept. Steve: Our lives are made up of lots and lots of little things, and a lot of those
little things for most people have to do with getting from place to place, in order to connect
and do things, and be with people, go places that they need to go and do things. And so
there is a big part of my life that’s missing, and there is a big part of my life that a
self-driving vehicle would bring back to me. Chris: This is a first step for us, and it’s
really exciting to see the progress we’ve made. The opportunity for people to just move
around and not worry about it, it’s going to be incredibly empowering and incredibly
powerful for people. Steve: I love this!

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100 thoughts on “A First Drive

  1. Automatic is for lazy and stupid driver. Don't buy car is you are vegetables! I love to drive, feel the car, to feel your reaction and speed. Do not you dare take it from me! NEVER!!!
    Go away google! Burn in hell!

  2. What a marvelous time we live in! I hope there will be no red tape regarding this innovation. I'm so ready for self-driving cars as I currently do not drive. I don't trust other drivers enough with texting/loud music/talking to passengers, etc. If everyone drove around in these there would be a huge decline in accidents, I guarantee it!!

    Can't wait until they start asking for orders. I'll be 1st in line.

  3. I respect the innovation, but this is a highly dangerous idea and won't meet most states road safety requirements since a licensed driver has to be operating a moving vehicle at all times. It'll make a nice alternative to a golf cart, however

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  5. When does it come out? Not interested in one, just need to know. I don't see it online. Or is this the ones that come out in 2020?

  6. better driver than a fat ass american sleeping on steering wheel and a teen age bitch putting make up while on the road…

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  8. ื•ืืคืฉืจ ืœื”ื•ืกื™ืฃ ืžื ื’ื ื•ืŸ ื‘ื™ื˜ื—ื•ืŸ ืฉื‘ืžืงืจื” ืฉืœ ื“ื™ืœืžื” ื›ืฉืœื ื‘ืจื•ืจ ืื™ืš ืœื”ืชื—ืžืง ืžืชืื•ื ื” ื”ืžื›ื•ื ื™ืช ืคืฉื•ื˜ ืชื ื™ืข ืžื“ื—ืฃ ืฉื™ืจื™ื ืื•ืชื” ืœืื•ื™ืจ ื›ืžื• ืžืกื•ืง ื•ื›ืš ื”ื™ื ืชืฆื ืœื—ืœื•ื˜ื™ืŸ ืžืื–ื•ืจ ื”ืกื›ื ื”

  9. please keep working on this… please bring it to market. I'm legally blind so I can't drive. please please help me exsperance something I was unable to exsperance at 16!

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  11. wait a moment. If this car needs to be connected to the internet, what is there in this day when we have expert hackers that can ping the fbi/ cia databases, to stop hackers from accessing the cars and causing accidents for their own personal amusement. On the more tin foil hat approach. let's say that you find out something that the government doesn't want you to or even a corrupt person in the echelons of google, what's to stoo them from accessing your car and directing it into the path of an oncoming 18-wheeler?

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  13. Thank you Google for helping to make driving illegal! Not everyone wants to have a self-driving smartphone, ya know. Some of us actually like being in control of our own cars!

  14. Pretty soon we won't be allowed to do anything ourselves. Just sit in a safe little bubble all day while the machines do all the work for us. Heck we won't even be allowed to eat without a machine doing it for us, we could possibly choke if we do it ourselves!

  15. You needs to have the option of manual control of the vehicle. What would happen if your software crashed? And do you not turnaround to me and say it won't happen, because every piece of software does crash. You need to fix this, or I will not be getting your equipment. And you need to have a V8 variant as well.

  16. all well and good until they start taking jobs like taxi drivers not to mention I don't want to be chauffeured around forever I like driving my own cars.

  17. I see a problem that once you are in the car you are a target for a robbery. All the robber has to do is step into the street and the car will sense a pedestrian and stop.

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  19. So this is the future, is it? A self-driving car? Well then I suppose I'll kill myself now, because life wouldn't be worth living in a world where you can't drive a car! The traffic laws are going to change and adapt to autonomous cars, and it'll be impossible to drive a normal car. You couldn't drive a Mercury Invicta or a Pontiac Star Chief or something like that. I don't know.

  20. I want a car that's fun to drive, but that can drive itself for when I commute to places like my classes and work. If Teslas were a fun car to drive, I'd buy one. The only issue is that the car has a fun limit, heat up the batteries, now you can have fun- oh wait the batteries overheated now you have to wait for them to cool down so you can heat them up again… Also Tesla needs spare parts that actually exists, I can't tell you how many times I've had to change out a bumper, or turn signal because they went out or got damaged, but apparently those don't exist in the Tesla world.

  21. MAKE a device/app which will tell when its safe to cross the road. Or if I am on sidewalk… device that will let me know person/cycle behind me. A device which will make walking safe……anywhere….on road, sidewalk, tracks…..

  22. Self driving cars is a really bad idea, what if it decides to breakdown? Since most new things only work for a few years

  23. I want to have one of these cars and participate in this Google self-driving car project please contact me… thanks.. It is really the car of my dreams

  24. Thanks but no thanks, can you imagine how many more vehicles would be on the road, all those people who don't drive now have a chance of being on the road. Driverless buses, well there goes a whole lot of men and women into the unemployment line, thanks, I'm sure those people will understand. Why not put that money into solving world hunger or finding a cure for life-threatening illnesses. Okay, so you can build a driverless car but at what cost to everyday humans who depend on their jobs driving for a living.

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