Posted October 11, 2018 12:04:24 It’s hard to believe, but the future of autonomous vehicles is coming sooner than we think.
Last year, Google announced a new set of autonomous vehicle features that allowed users to control their cars remotely using their smartphones.
The company said it was testing this new feature with a limited number of cars.
The feature, called Remote Control, is currently available only on the Google Self Driving Car prototype, a car that has only been used for testing purposes.
It is limited to one driver per car.
That means only two cars will be able to use Remote Control at a time.
A Google spokesperson told Ars that the feature is “coming sooner than many expect.”
It’s unclear whether Remote Control will be a regular feature on all cars, or if it will be limited to just a select few models.
A spokesperson for Google says that the company plans to roll Remote Control out to all cars “in the next couple of months.”
The spokesperson did not give a specific timeline for when Remote Control would be released to all vehicles.
The spokesperson also said that Remote Control “is currently only available on the Self Driving Cars prototype.”
Google’s decision to limit Remote Control to just the Google Car prototype “was made for our customers, and not for the sake of marketing,” the spokesperson said.
“As always, we will make it easier for people to use the Remote Control feature in their vehicles.”
The company did not provide a detailed description of how Remote Control works.
The Google spokesperson also told Ars the feature would be “coming soon to the Self Drive Car” but would not provide further details about the new feature.
Google says the Remote control feature “will allow users to interact with remote controls remotely through a combination of voice and gesture commands.”
The feature will also allow drivers to control autonomous vehicles with voice commands.
“Remote Control will let drivers see how the vehicle reacts to their commands, enabling them to take action on the road without ever having to reach into the vehicle,” the Google spokesperson said in a statement.
“When Remote Control is enabled, it will also offer vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-by-vehicomputer interaction for driver and passenger.”
“We’re excited to be able offer Remote Control in the Google self driving car, and we look forward to seeing how the feature continues to evolve and make our vehicles more responsive and safe for everyone,” the company said.
The Remote Control update comes at a difficult time for autonomous vehicle technology.
Google’s autonomous cars have been plagued by crashes and fires in the past.
Google has said it is working on new features that will improve the safety of the vehicles, but at least one of those features has been criticized by other companies and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Google has also been criticized for making safety claims for the technology while not sharing any details about its work on the vehicles.
Ars has reached out to Google for comment, but has not yet received a response.