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Google Self-Driving Cars: Not Your Childhood GPS
Google's driverless cars have about $150,000 in equipment and the Lidar system mounted on top of the vehicle that takes a detailed 3D map of its surrounding costs as much as $70,000. It can recognize the difference between a curb, a pedestrian, a bicyclist, a car, a sign, a traffic light, and even road construction. It can also identify road markings. The car can see up to 600 feet.