Google Will Host Hangouts Event This Friday To Talk About The Self Driving Car

July 30, 2014 - Written By Justin Diaz

Google’s self driving cars and the initiative to make them a reality is all the buzz, and with perfectly good reason as the idea of having a driverless car chauffeur people to work is just cool to think about. Google of course thinks so too but their reasoning for research and development in this particular endeavor is deeper than having a more relaxing personal ride to work. They are so excited by what they have done with the self driving car so far, and with where they plan to take it, that they want to share that excitement with all of you by hosting a Hangouts event beginning on August 1st to talk about the project. The Hangout, part of their Maker Camp field trip program will start this coming Friday at Promptly 11am Pacific Standard Time, which is 2pm for those of you on the east coast.

Google wants to take individuals on a virtual field trip with the vehicles that have been gracing the city streets of San Francisco recently during their tests, so make sure that you don’t miss this chance to see just what the team behind the project has been up to as of late and the opportunity to learn more about the project as a whole. On top of hosting the Hangout this Friday, Google is also reminding people to RSVP for the event, and encouraging anyone who is interested to ask a question as part of their Q and A taking place now, which will likely have some questions pulled to be answered during the Hangout event. You can click the Q and A button on the image in their G+ post which can be found at the source link below, to ask a question.

If you have been intrigued by the self driving car and have been yearning to know more, here is your time to delve into just about anything as Google is sure to cover a wide range of topics about the vehicles as well as answer questions from random individuals who submit them before the event. Google’s driverless car also lacks a steering wheel, something that certainly boggles the minds of some and rightfully so. Google has recently taken the cars to the streets of San Francisco this year mentioning that the autonomous vehicles can account for things like the distance of the wheels from the curb, stop signss and traffic lights, and even cyclists.