By James P. GreenSource: EngadgeTech via SlashGear article Google’s cloud-based technology for cars is the company’s latest attempt to take control of its vehicles using your spoken commands, the company announced today.
Google announced today that it is testing its new “cloud-based” “autonomous driving” software, which it says will be available to users in “the coming months.”
It says that the new software “allows for real-time control of autonomous driving, including lane-change guidance, braking, and other vehicle controls, through voice commands.”
Google says the technology will be rolled out to all cars on the road in 2018.
In its announcement, Google said it is using the software to “provide automated lane control for vehicles that are out of range of lane control, such as vehicles that have not been tested with lane control in the past.”
The company is also working on a cloud-powered car service that it says it will unveil this fall.
This service will offer a way for cars to communicate with one another via a Google Cloud Messaging service.
This new software could give drivers the ability to communicate directly with their vehicles in the same way they communicate with their homes, said Google.
It could also enable vehicles to share data with one other, giving vehicles the ability of “seeing how your vehicle is doing on the roads, and how well you are doing,” said Google’s Amit Singhal.
The company will make it easier for users to connect their Google Drive accounts to the new Google Cloud Platform.
Google has promised that Google Drive will be “a place where all your data, all your information, is safely stored, protected, and accessible.”
It is the latest effort by Google to use its cloud technology to control its cars.
The company also introduced the new “Google Maps” feature earlier this year.
Google has been working on autonomous driving technology for vehicles for years.
The technology is still in its very early stages, and the company has yet to fully demonstrate that its cars will drive themselves on the highway.