A driverless car, Mr. Jetson

Google got a license from the state of Nevada to begin testing a driverless car.

The video, below, is very cool, but it’s not entirely clear how well the thing actually works. I’d have liked to have seen how it does at an intersection with someone waiting at a crosswalk, maybe darting into the street, and how it does at a stop sign with several other cars coming from different directions. Still, it’s very cool.

Probably feels a lot like sitting in the passenger’s seat in a car in England. Truly an unnerving experience. You’re never quite sure what to do with your hands, and you find yourself slamming on the invisible brakes, a lot.

PS I stand corrected: Even George Jetson’s car has a steering joy stick.

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