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Google's Autonomous Vehicle ‘Drives’ Blind Passenger Around Town On Daily Errands Technology giant Google gave YouTube viewers a glimpse of the future with a video that showed an almost totally blind person behind the wheel of one of its self-driving cars. While Google’s demonstration followed a pre-planned route, it pointed to the potential of autonomous vehicles to one day work without extensive preparation, giving independence back to individuals with disabilities that make driving difficult. The driverless automobiles are outfitted with radar and laser sensors to guide the vehicle along the road and help it avoid obstacles. In addition to the flexibility it could afford drivers of any capability level, the technology could help increase the capacity and efficiency of existing roadways by enabling cars to drive closer together without incident.

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