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Google's Self Driving Car Hits the Streets

May 29, 2014

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Google is the newest automotive manufacturer has hit the streets, unveiling it's very first car.  Yes, you heard it right... Google.  While some car companies have awesome features, like a hands free bluetooth, or automatic parallel parking, Google's car is completely automatic... and hands free!  Googles self manufactured vehicle has no brakes, pedals, gear shifter, or steering wheel.  The only thing you need to make it go is the address of your destination, and the car's series of cameras and sensors navigate you down the road.

Unveiled yesterday by CEO Sergey Brin, this mini size autonomous car's interior is bare minimum, a start and stop button, a screen to track your route, a set of seats, some leg room, and a roll cage.  Top speed for this hot rod?  A mean 25 miles per hour.  

The director of Google's self-driving car project, Chris Urmson said that Google will build about 100 prototypes and begin testing late in the summer, with plans of getting the cars out to California residents in a pilot program in, hopefully, a couple of years.   

Check out this video of Google's first few test "passengers".  

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