Google plans to launch its automated cars on the roads by 2017. The project has been a personal obsession for 18 years, he told the Ted audience.
“It started when I was at college in Michigan. I was waiting for the bus and it was cold and snowing,” he said.
He believes that automated cars can help save lives – currently 20 million people are injured each ear in car accidents and in the US crashes are the biggest cause of death for the under 35s.
He finished the interview with a call to firms to embrace new technologies.
“Most businesses fail because they miss the future,” he said.