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Google's self-driving cars

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Google recently conducted some test drives with self-driving cars. As a safety precaution, they had people behind the wheel who could take over in an emergency. One trip went from Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California to Santa Monica. It took a very scenic trip along the Pacific coast.

Another test drive went across the Golden Gate Bridge and down San Francisco's Lombard Street, which is one of the steepest and curviest streets in the United States. Google's self-driving cars have logged almost 144,000 miles of test drives in California.

One of Google's Distinguished engineers, Sebastian Thrun , said, "Our automated cars use video cameras, radar sensors and a laser range finder to 'see' other traffic, as well as detailed maps (which we collect using manually driven vehicles) to navigate the road ahead. This is all made possible by Google’s data centers, which can process the enormous amounts of information gathered by our cars when mapping their terrain."

Google is working on the ultimate cruise control for cars. One in which computers would be controlling the flow of traffic. In a bigger sense, the universe is on cruise control through God's Providence. Speaking of Christ as Creator, Colossians 1:17 says "And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together."

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