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by Brett Davis

Non-profit conference producer TED has just hosted a talk by Sebastian Thrun who is one of the creators of Google’s interesting and mysterious driverless car. The entire discussion on how the Google car came about, including where its been, is all revealed in the video.

Sebastian Thrun talks about how he envisaged a dream to save millions of lives on the roads. He says cars are the main cause of deaths among young people and wants to use the technology of the Google driverless car to reduce the death toll.

He also says the introduction of the driverless car into the lives of everyday motorists could reduce millions of wasted hours caused by human-error-related traffic jams.

Take a look at the video of the talk below, it’s quite interesting, and feel free to tell us what you think about the technology and its movement into the world of commuting via cars. Also, would you opt to purchase a driverless car in the near future over a conventional type if it promised to get you to your destination quicker than if you drove, and promised to use even less fuel in doing so?