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Google’s self-driving car unveiled sans a steering wheel, accelerator or brake pedal


google-self-driving-carTill now Google s self-driving cars have been retrofitted Toyota Priuses and Lexus SUVs. But on Tuesday, Google unveiled its first prototype of a self-driving car built from scratch. Also Read - Google Pixel Watch renders reveal key design details: Know details

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The self-driving car is essentially a two-seater that looks quite similar to a Tata Nano and has no steering wheel, accelerator or brake pedal. On the inside, the car doesn t offer much in terms of luxury and all you will find are two seats with seatbelts, a bit of space for the passenger s belongings, a start-stop button and a screen that shows the route to one s destination. The car is driven by an onboard computer and has a top-speed of 25mph. Also Read - How to clear cookies, cache on Android in simple steps

The blog post mentions that Google plans on building around a hundred prototypes later this summer for testing and a pilot program is likely to kick off in California in the next couple of years.

The Google self-driving car project was started initially in 2009 under Sebastian Thrun, CEO and cofounder of Udacity. Since then the car has evolved a lot with features like pedestrian and cyclist detection and sign reading among others. Recently these cars were allowed for use on public roads in California, and Google demonstrated the car s abilities.

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  • Published Date: May 28, 2014 12:33 PM IST
  • Updated Date: May 28, 2014 6:10 PM IST

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