10 Future Technologies by Google that Will Change the World

On: April 16, 2019
By: Abhishek Dey

Google has over the years created and brought to the market more products and tech-driven devices to make life a little easier for everyone. Here we have listed a variety of projects that graduated as companies or devices that are complete show stealers.

10. Waymo

Description- With the idea to remodel mobility with self driving cars, this project is sheer brilliance. About 1.25 million people around the world die from car accidents each year and the larger number of this is estimated to be caused by mistakes committed by us and with the increase in mobile devices, the inattention has become worse. The same gave rise to the question of what is a car could safely drive itself from a given point to the other. In 2016 the aforementioned was modelled into reality by Google and the project came to known as Waymo. They have sensors- LiDAR, radar and cameras detect objects in all directions, in a 360 degree format, and works perfectly well, even in the darkness. In 2015, these cars were put on the road and started to be used in the streets of Mountain View, CA, and Austin, TX. In late 2015, Steve Mahan, who is legally blind was made to ride the car from a park to a doctor’s office and it was possible only because the cars were capable of handling even the most difficult driving tasks, such as detecting and responding to emergency vehicles, mastering multi-lane four-way stops, and anticipating what unpredictable humans will do next. Now, it is a self-driving technology company, with the motto to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around.

Interesting Facts:

  • They are equipped with sensors and software that are specially designed to detect hundreds of objects around the vehicle, even in the dark.
  • Their interiors have been designed specially, solely for riding and not for driving.
  • It is given a rounded shape to maximize a field of view for the rooftop sensors.
  • They have also provided for backup and installed additional systems for computing, steering, braking and more.
  • Full control is under an onboard computer designed and built specifically for self-driving.
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