Often times in futuristic movies you will see cars that drive themselves without any user guidance. This is shown in movies because well, movies are a place we can go to see things we don't see in real life. This is all about to change. Google recently shot a video in which a man named Steve went out for a drive in his Toyota Prius. We forgot to mention that Steve Mahan is blind, and that the Prius he's behind the wheel of is equipped with Google's new self-driving car system.
Google recently developed the new technological marvel, and they've already clocked an amazing 200,000 miles of accident-free driving on their small test fleet of six Toyota Prius models. And now to prove literally anyone can use the system, they've allowed a man who'd otherwise not be allowed behind the wheel to operate it.
As the video shows, the test was a huge success. Steve had literally no trouble commuting with the new system doing all the work. His Toyota Prius navigated the streets, stopped at intersections, changed lanes appropriately, and even used its turn signal more than some fully capable drivers might. In other words, it's nearly perfect.
So what's stopping Google from selling it to Toyota use in their lineup? Self-driving car systems aren't technically legal yet. Google had to film the video with the consent of the Morgan Hill Police Department. It's worth noting, however, that some states are working to pass state-level legislation that will legalize them.
For now, Tom Scott Toyota, located at 15933 Idaho Center Blvd. Nampa, ID 83687, asks that you stay tuned for more on this and other Toyota news. Of course, if you're more interested in taking a new Toyota for a test drive, simply contact us online or by phone at (208) 455 - 2272 today.