Self-Driving Car Test: Steve Mahan

Self-Driving Car Test: Steve Mahan

[wind chimes clinking] [mellow music] Nathaniel: Good morning, Steve Steve: Hey, Nathaniel. How are you? Nathaniel: Doing just great. Go ahead, Steve. [electronic beeping] [electronic voice] Auto driving. Nathaniel: Here we go.
Steve: Away we go. [chuckles] Steve: Look, Ma, no hands. Nathaniel: [laughs] No hands anywhere. Steve: No hands, no feet. Nathaniel: No hands, no feet, no nothing. Steve: I love it. So we’re here at the stop sign. Nathaniel: Yep. Car’s using the radars and laser to check and make sure there’s nothing coming either way. Steve: I find myself looking.[laughs] Nathaniel: Old habits die hard, man. Steve: Hey, they don’t die. Hey, anybody up for a taco? Nathaniel: Yeah, yeah. What do you want to do today, Steve? Steve: I’m all for Taco Bell, myself. Nathaniel: All right, well, let’s go get a taco at the drive-thru. Steve: And we’re turning into the parking lot. Nathaniel: Yeah. Steve: How neat. Nathaniel: There we go. Now we kind of creep along here. Nathaniel: Does anybody have any money?
Steve: I’ve got money. Nathaniel: No, I’ve got my wallet right here. If you roll down your window and order a burrito. Yeah, push that.
How are you doing today? Steve: I’m doing very well. How are you today? Good. Thank you. Steve: This is some of the best driving I’ve ever done. [laughs] [mellow music] 95% of my vision is gone. I’m well past legally blind. You lose your timing in life. Everything takes you much longer. There are some places that you cannot go. There are some things that you really cannot do. Where this would change my life is to give me the independence and the flexibility to go the placesI both want to go and need to go when I need to do those things. You guys get out. I’ve got places I have to go. [laughs] Bye, now. Hey, it’s been nice, you know. It’s been nice.

Author: Kevin Mason

100 thoughts on “Self-Driving Car Test: Steve Mahan


  2. I know these cars can help a lot of people but at the same time…what would happen if they were to malfunction?

  3. Stupid laxzy robot nazi's want their imaginary utopia to be pushed on everyone because they know they will never see true paradise.

  4. La tecnología al servicio de la humanidad, fabuloso e increíble que dirían mis abuelos si lo vieran o les contaramos ……

  5. I bet in the future the police will be able to just turn your car off and make it useless so future criminals better learn how to run faster, it will be entertaining to watch them struggle after a quarter mile

  6. Too bad it will NEVER happen. No matter how ("PERFECT") they develop them. No State will approve them on their roads, No insurance company will insure them and NO MANUFACTURER will make them. One accident. Your fault, their fault, nobodies fault the manufacturer will be sued by everyone to the 137th level of Hell. INSTANT bankruptcy. Look at the cars on the road today and the shape they're in. Some are rolling piles of feces. Now picture a 10+ year old self driving car that was never maintained. Would you want to share the road with it? Same goes for semi's. Oh HELL NO! Never happen. You can shelve self driving vehicles with the flying cars and jet packs. Neat experiments but will NEVER happen in any of our life times.

  7. I do not like self-driving cars. I want to drive myself! That is fun !! Instead of getting into a self-driving car I can also take a taxi or a bus .How boring !!!

  8. Ecosia is an Internet search engine based in Berlin, Germany, that plants trees by donating 80% or more of its profits to nonprofit organizations that focus on Reforestation. Ecosia considers itself a social business, is CO2-negative, claims to support full financial transparency, protect the privacy of its users; and is certified by B-Lab as a benefit corporation.The website maintains a running total of the number of trees planted. According to their website, as of 9th September 2019, the search engine had been responsible for the planting of more than 68 million trees.

    Ecosia uses 80% of its profits (47.1% of its income) from advertising revenue to support tree planting projects, the rest is put into backup reserves for unforeseen circumstances – if these reserves are not used they are channeled back into the company's tree planting fund. The company publishes its monthly financial report on its website.In October 2018, founder Christian Kroll announced that he has given part of his shares over to the Purpose Foundation.As a result, Kroll and Ecosia co-owner Tim Schumacher gave up their right to sell Ecosia or take any profits out of the company.

    How does Ecosia make money?

    Like any other search engine, Ecosia earns money from clicks on the advertisements that appear above and beside the search results.

    The advertisements on Ecosia are clearly labeled as Ads and are text links to websites that pay for each click by users. The ads are delivered to you by our partner Bing, who pays Ecosia a share of the revenue generated via these ads.

    Ecosia earns a few cents for every click on an ad from Bing – or a portion of the purchase price made through an affiliate link. Ecosia then gives the profits from this ad revenue to planting projects.

    We also make a small income on commission from our online store. All profits we receive go towards our projects – which means we can plant 20 trees every time we sell a t-shirt. 

    How much do you earn per ad click?

    How much we earn per click on an ad varies depending on the competition on the key word and the value of what is being advertised. Some search terms like "credit", "bank account" or "solar panel" come with more lucrative ads than, for example, "chocolate" or "sticky notes".

    A click on one of the more lucrative keyword ads may finance multiple trees at a time, others may finance a fraction. Taking into account that not every Ecosia user clicks on an ad every time they search, we earn an average of 0.5 cents (Euro) per search.

    Does one search finance one new tree?

    No, it takes approximately 45 searches to finance the planting of one tree. We know that Ecosia earns an average of 0.5 cents (EUR) per search. It costs our tree planting partners about 0.22 EUR to plant a tree. 22 cents divided by 0.5 cents makes about 45 searches until we can plant one new tree. Depending on clicks on ads and how much search ad revenue these generate for Ecosia, it may take fewer searches. Think of it this way: we currently fund the planting of a new tree every second.

    How much money do you make in a month?

    This depends on – you probably guessed it – clicks on ads. During the European summer months, our net revenue is often lower because people would rather be outside, whereas in winter our revenue peaks (especially around Christmas). To keep track of our monthly earnings and costs, take a look at our financial reports.

    How much money goes into tree-planting programs?

    Whereas our monthly income may vary, one thing is always for sure: we use our profits from search ad revenue for tree planting!

    We love being transparent with you. That's why we publish monthly financial reports and tree-planting receipts. These show exactly how much money we made from your searches, and what percentage of our revenue went towards trees.

    Ecosia does not pay out any dividends to its owners. All profits stay within the company and will eventually either be invested or used for tree planting. Spread the word.

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  9. I am private researcher by my self finance. The world best energy research is completed .By this research, I alone can stop climate change and remove poverty. This is by responsibility. Visit now l have no money to make the research practical. How big research? This can save $ trillion per year of only USA. My e mail address [email protected] I need help from Google.

  10. Google can not do everything alone. Google or any company need public help. As human mind is much powerful than computer. It match with different circumstances. For example I alone can stop climate change and remove poverty of world. Do you doubt? Than go to follow Twitter @HariDesai12 see profiles. I want to hand over the research to Google that I can use my knowledge for space engine. Actually space engine is ready on same type theory. That space vehicle run half the speed of light

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  12. If any infractions occur who gets the ticket cause the car is self driving, does google get the ticket I'll fight it in court lol

  13. Thank god, now maybe we can all get the F off Social Media and go outside into the world again without the fear of tickets and DWIs, Anyone remember night clubs!

  14. Really Amazing Google!

  15. So if Google made a self driving car, and said about it in 2010.

    IT'S 2019
    NOT 2010

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