If you have ever driven in Houston's rush hour traffic, you would believe that a large percentage of those cars didn't have any drivers, especially the way the car acts. They swerve in and out and if you try to be safe and don't tailgate the guy in front of you, someone will swerve in to take that small car size vacant area. This is all happening at speeds from 70 to 80 mph. I am glad I do not have to do that and only did for a few years. Of course everything comes to a screeching stop if there is a fender bender and instantly backs up for miles and miles. Please, if you ever have to go to Houston, don't try to get there during a rush hour. Now, if you live in Houston and work in the suburbs, you got it made. I had a boss one time who lived in Houston and worked just east of Conroe. It worked for him.
Maybe Google has the answer for commuters or for people who just don't care to drive. Yep, they came up with a driverless car. Yes, I know that there have been driverless cars tried in the past, but most were slow and all had problems. This latest one from Google may be the one that will work. It was designed to be able to go ten miles per hour above the speed limit. That should keep them from causing a slow down on highways. Here is what they look like, ain't it cute?
It looks like it has a face. Two eyes, a nose, and a mouth. So what do you think about it?
How would you like to hear some of the comments that were made when Discover (the magazine) asked readers to name it. Here are some replies that were printed in the September 2014 Discover:
"G.G. (for Google Getalong)"
"Car with a perturbed look on it's face"
"The Google Spurt"
OK, can you think of some better names? If so, list them with your comments. Now be careful out there on the roads, you just never know who is not driving!! But, just try to have a great day, anyway.