The future is finally here - ok, well, that statement doesn't actually make logical sense, but Google has developed a car that DRIVES ITSELF. The unmanned car is capable of driving on public highways, not just on a closed-off race course like past videos.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the most prominent research organization in the United States Department of Defense, has been holding cash price competitions for driverless vehicles.
The competitions included an off-road course and an urban environment. The last event was held in 2007. Since then Google has been advancing their technology that was developed through these events.
Google's driverless Toyota Prius has 140,000 miles of drive-time on the roads between their Mountain View, Calif., headquarters and its office in Santa Monica, Calif.