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+ - Google Just Unveiled A Self-Driving Car With No Steering Wheel

Submitted by cartechboy
cartechboy (2660665) writes "We've already discussed and maybe even come to terms with the fact that autonomous cars are coming. In fact, many automakers including Mercedes-Benz and Tesla have committed to self-driving cars by 2017. Apparently that's too far in the future as Google has just unveiled an in-house-designed self-driving car prototype with no steering wheel or pedals. In fact, it doesn't have any traditional controls, not even a stereo. The as-yet-nameless car is a testbed for Google's vision of the computerized future of transportation. Currently the prototype is little more than programmed parking lot rides at a maximum of 25 mph, but Google plans to build about 100 prototypes with the first examples receiving manual controls (human-operated). Google then plans to roll out the pilot program in California in the next several years. So the technology is now there, but is there really a market for a car that drives you without your input other than the destination?"
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Google Just Unveiled A Self-Driving Car With No Steering Wheel

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