Google Collaborating with Continental
on Autonomous Car

Because we are so highly dedicated to reliability, in our case with nationwide shipping of automobiles, we are fascinated by the self-driving car. The basic debate on robot cars is whether they will improve safety – by reducing human error – or damage it – by placing too much of our faith in computers. The question, in other words, is, “are autonomous cars reliable or not?”

Google and Continental Teaming UpThe debate will wage on, but meanwhile, the self-driving car industry is moving forward. Most recently, two of the largest companies in the field – Continental and Google – have announced that they are working in tandem on R & D projects. Working with other businesses can allow options that would be impossible working alone. For us, competitive quoting is enabled by our partnerships with multiple services that transport cars nationwide.

Google & Continental backgrounds

Both companies bring much to the table. Google has not only been testing autonomous cars on California roadways for three years, but it has successfully worked with legislators to pass laws legalizing road-testing in Nevada, California, and Florida. When a prototype car like a self-driving one is needed cross-country for a promotion or demonstration, a transport carrier is used – typically the enclosed rather than the open variety of car transport for enhanced protection.

Continental, on the other hand, is one of the largest suppliers of parts to auto manufacturers and repair facilities. Continental has conducted self-driving tests as well and is currently working alongside BMW on autonomous technology. As more major players enter the self-driving field, consumers will gradually get a sense of which model to buy when robot cars hit the market. In our industry, getting a sense of the different car carriers is simplified with directories of transporters.

Continental’s other partnerships

Along with its ties to BMW and Google, Continental also has a partnership with Cisco. That collaboration is specifically geared toward enhancing and improving Wi-Fi systems that will allow cars to communicate with each other (called car-to-car or C2C). C2C is an important aspect of driverless car operability.

Continental is also seeking an alliance with IBM. Forming alliances is crucial when undergoing a difficult task, such as developing a new technology. Similarly, allying yourself with our service makes it easier to figure out how to quickly go about state-to-state car transport.

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