Google Founder Explains Why It’s Making Self-Driving Cars

TIME

In form filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Google cofounder Sergey Brin lays out the reasons for the company’s high interest in developing driverless cars.

In the form, Brin, whose official role at the company is now director of Google X, doesn’t reveal much about Google’s specific plans, but he does speak about the origin of its interest in ways he hasn’t before: “The increasing power of computation extends well beyond the internet,” he wrote. “One example close to my heart is our self-driving car project. The goal is to make cars capable of driving themselves entirely without human intervention. We hope to make roadways far safer and transportation far more affordable and accessible to those who can’t drive.”

Of course, the safety level of self-driving cars has been an issue of debate — not just whether the vehicles are safe on the road, but also the vulnerability…

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