Watch Google's autonomous car haul "big Prius ass"

The self-driving Google Cars put on a demonstration at the TED 2011 conference of the type of fast driving we weren't aware either Prius hybrids or autonomous Google Cars could pull off.


It's worth hearing the conversation above because, according to the spectators, it "Hauls ass" and then "Hauls big ass" and finally "Hauls big Prius ass." From the sound of braking/accelerating it does move in a surprisingly quick, mysterious way.

The video from inside makes the driving seem even more dramatic along the roof-top autocross course, enhanced by the marshmallowy hybrid's extreme body roll and the proximity to large concrete planters. Of course, a few have always known that driverless Prii can go this fast, we just didn't believe them.


Turbineguy: Nom de Zoom

What a coinky-dink. I was driving to work today and was passed by a Smug Bug (Prius) doing prob 90mph. (I was doing 80, and he passed me at a decent rate) I had no idea those things could go that fast.

Impressive video. What happens when HAL blows a gasket and tries to kill the occupants?