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Google Driverless Car Punks NYC on Vimeo and YouTube.


"The Internet is the largest experiment
 involving anarchy in history"
 ~Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google

 

"I'll be the sun shining on you.
 Hey Cinderella, step into your shoe.
 I'll be your non-stop lover, get it while you can,
 your non-stop miracle, I'm your man.
 Get outta my dreams --
 Get into my car..."
 ~ Sergey "Ocean" Brin

 

“In the beginning there was the word, and the word was… super hard to find. So, Google said, “let there be light… and a network of query-processing distributed supercomputers, and googlebots, and page rank and context-aware adverts, and knowledge graph, and a mobile OS, and maps, and a satellite, and Now, and dark fiber, and Glass…”, and on the seventh day, the people said, “OK Google! Enough already. Give it a rest!” But, by then it was too late and Google, had decided to re-design our basic, public infrastructure: the roads. “Hey Google, shouldn’t the people have a say in how we use the public goods?” “Quit acting like a little bitch,” thought Google, as it auto-piloted Eric and Sergey to their shareholder meeting in a white, lexus SUV to report their quarterly earnings.”

For FAT GOLD we decided that we needed to have a Google car on display. However, since the last time we made one, Google’s vehicular technology has improved quite a bit. It was immediately apparent that making another Streetview car was simply not going to cut it. We needed to evolve with the controversy technology.

We conferred with the FAT Lab R&D department and they succeeded in making some vinyl decals, and a plastic bucket that spins around. We feel that we have really outdone ourselves on this one. Our car is virtually indistinguishable from most other self-driving cars on the road.

If you want to make your own self-driving car, follow these easy instructions to 3D print your own LieDar. Beyond that, all you need is some PVC, a few vinyl decals and a beat-up, rental Fiat. There really is not much to it.

Posted on May 13, 2013

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COMMENTS

  1. [...] the “F.A.T. Gold” show in April, the Free Art & Technology collective unveiled a fake Google driverless car, complete with a mock lidar sensor on the roof. They then drove the car on the streets of New York [...]

  2. [...] F.A.T. played a practical joke on Manhattan residents recently by creating a fake Google driverless / autonomous car and “autonomously” roaming the streets. They displayed terrible driving skills (even staged some accidents), and acted as offensively as they could. See the very funny resulting video below. [...]

  3. [...] F.A.T. a récemment joué un bon tour aux résidents de Manhattan en créant une fausse voiture sans chauffeur Google autonome errant dans les rues en toute « autonomie ». Il a fait montre de compétences de conduite abominables (et même mis en scène quelques accidents), et s’est comporté de façon aussi offensive que possible. Voyez la vidéo très drôle en résultant ci-dessous. [...]

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