One of the coolest developments in automobile technology came from Google last year with its self-driving car. As a person who is fearful of everybody else on the road, the idea of cars that drive themselves was a godsend. Now the technology is picking up steam, and more auto-manufacturers are doing some cool new things with the technology.
At CES 2013, Audi showed off a new car that’s able to drive itself, and more importantly, park itself in the closest thing to hell on earth – a parking garage. The concept behind this particular test shows that a person can drive up to work, and leave their car out front as it drives itself into the parking garage. It saves time and the frustration of trying to find a parking place. You can now just let the car do all the work for you.
Of course, it doesn’t become really cool until the driver summons her car from the garage using only her smartphone. That’s the kind of amazing futurist stuff that I never thought possible. I mean, sure, self-driving cars are cool, but summoning your car to pick you up is just too awesome for words.
It should be noted that this is only a concept for now. It’s not like these are going to show up on the streets anytime soon. Still, self-driving cars are the future – a future that Google thinks isn’t very far away.