I have. Here's the story of the one I saw. It was a typical Thursday commute in Silicon Valley. I was heading northbound on Highway 280 going from Cupertino to Los Altos. This is a 4 lane highway that meanders through the hills of the San Francisco Peninsula. Lo and behold, I come up on a grey Toyota Prius with the words "Google Self-Driving Car" on the lower body trim. It had a thing on the top that looked like a narrow ski rack and a camera much smaller than the ones they use for taking pictures for StreetView.
The car was in the 2nd lane and driving at exactly the speed limit. It had a wide gap between it and the next car. When traffic slowed, it slowed down too. There was a driver in the driver's seat but he appeared to be doing something that looked like reading. The car was...driving itself.
Personally, I'm impressed by these things and see the potential of what they offer. Instead of driving, I can be doing all sorts of other things with the time I'm in the car. Why drive when I can do get some work done or whatever else I need to get done? Plus, with the automation, I think we'll have far fewer accidents and much more efficient traffic flow. That's just a theory on my part.
Anyway, pay attention to the roads. Watch out for your own self-driving car sighting.
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