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TED: Chris Urmson: How a driverless car sees the road

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Driverless cars are the thing of the future, a future possibly closer in time than you might think. Chris Urmson knows a lot about autonomous cars, check out the talk above/below to find out more.

Statistically, the least reliable part of the car is … the driver. Chris Urmson heads up Google’s driverless car program, one of several efforts to remove humans from the driver’s seat. He talks about where his program is right now, and shares fascinating footage that shows how the car sees the road and makes autonomous decisions about what to do next.