Chris Urmson, director of Google’s self-driving car project, said:
‘Our software and sensors do all the work.’
“If all goes well, we’d like to run a small pilot program here in California in the next couple of years.
We’re going to learn a lot from this experience, and if the technology develops as we hope, we’ll work with partners to bring this technology into the world safely.
We’re now exploring what fully self-driving vehicles would look like by building some prototypes; they’ll be designed to operate safely and autonomously without requiring human intervention.
It was inspiring to start with a blank sheet of paper and ask, ‘What should be different about this kind of vehicle?’
“We started with the most important thing: safety.”