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Google’s autonomous car target: 1M accident-free miles

However, Google co-founder Sergey Brin has announced that the company wants to increase the distance the autonomous cars can travel truly on their own by three full orders of magnitude to 1,000,000 miles. No timetable was given for the goal, nor was it specified where the miles would be accrued.

The company’s self-driving cars are Toyota Prius models outfitted with cameras, lasers, radar and GPS to help them understand their surroundings and navigate safely. Each car’s sensory information works in conjunction with data stored on Google’s servers, which provides advanced knowledge concerning things like lane counts and configurations, signage, and the location of traffic signals.

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