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Google wants to take over car driving

Claims it can make it safer
Tue Feb 20 2007, 08:36
A BOSS from Giggle called Larry Page has suggested developing technology that will mean that you hand over your steering wheel to the search engine outfit to get you from place to place.

Of course, given that I have not been able to find my place on Google Earth yet, I am not sure if I would trust Larry to get me home after a particularly heavy Raki bender. Besides he would drive it on the wrong side of the road.

Google co-founder Larry Page told a meeting of academic researchers that how 40,000 people die annually in US car crashes, Page proposed giving computers control over cars. Of course, where there is a computer there is a search outfit beginning with the letter G.

Page said that while many people fear the loss of control, computer guided cars would mean that a lot fewer people would die.

Page told the boffins at the American Association for the Advancement of Science that they have to start marketing themselves a bit better.

He said that if no one really pays attention to them, they have a serious marketing problem. Who are they, anyway?. µ

 

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