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Riding Along in Google’s Self-Driving Lexus RX 450h

Lexus RX 450h Google Self-Driving

Casey Newton of The Verge recently spent an afternoon riding around the Bay Area in Google’s self-driving Lexus RX 450h:

It’s a warm day in Mountain View, and just outside the Computer History Museum, Lexus SUVs are pulling up to the curb. The Lexus RX450h is a beautiful car, but today my eye travels immediately to its roof, where an attached laser radar array is spinning at 10 times per second.

At around $70,000, the laser array is more valuable than the vehicle itself. A pair of test drivers invites me to climb in the back. I’m about to take a ride in Google’s self-driving car.

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    corradoMR2
  • May 17, 2014
I've said this before, this is awesome for mankind to significantly reduce human error and hence the injury rate much what the auto pilot did for the airplane. Not to take this away, however, this is the beginning of the end of one of the great pleasures modern man has created - the pleasure of driving. My kids perhaps in 10 years, and certainly my grand kids, will likely never experience the pleasure of driving which for me started with a manual stick 20 years ago (speaking of which, it's practically extinct today in N. America).
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    Lexus Cohen
  • May 17, 2014
Not interested.
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      Raptor
    • May 19, 2014
    I understand 'BUT' this is the future of transportation...
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      Lexus Cohen
    • May 19, 2014
    That's no fun, I enjoy driving on my own.
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    Tragic Bronson
  • May 21, 2014
What fun is the RX Hybrid when you can't even drive it?

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