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Driving California by lidar
Originally uploaded by marypcb.
Driving back from points North last November, we passed this LIDAR-enhanced Prius and I wondered 'Is it an intrusion of privacy to photograph a camera car?' Now it turns out to probably be one of the Google-funded, Stanford-designed self-driven robot cars, driving sedately on a Sunday afternoon near Davis. It does explain why the 'driver' is watching us rather than the road as we overtake. I think his hands are still safely on the wheel...

(the odd reflection in the sky is my braids; the Exilim is fast enough to get this shot of one moving car from another, but not if I stop to roll the window down!)

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saffronrose
12th Oct, 2010 07:49 (UTC)
I'm wondering if the Priuses I've seen (at least I think they were Priuses) with what looked like some sort of goofy generator on the roof--larger than I can see in your photo--were these experimental cars.
sbisson
13th Oct, 2010 08:25 (UTC)
Yes, most likely!
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