Google has been awarded a US patent which would allow them to bring self-driving cars to the road. It originally filed for the patent in May. The patent allows for the switching between a human driven mode and one in which a vehicle would drive itself.
Sebastian Thrun is an expert on AI, Artificial Intelligence, and he is on a personal mission. As director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab he was responsible for building Google’s driverless cars. His mission? To save a million people a year from dying on the road.