Google has just unveiled its most radical self-driving car, without all the normal functional items you would expect in a vehicle. There are no brakes, no steering wheel, and no pedals — just a push button.
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Google is going to make 100 or 200 of this version of its self-driving prototype. It was built with the help of several car-parts suppliers around the world.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin revealed the prototype at the Code Conference yesterday.
From Google’s blog: “They won’t have a steering wheel, accelerator pedal, or brake pedal… because they don’t need them. Our software and sensors do all the work. The vehicles will be very basic — we want to learn from them and adapt them as quickly as possible — but they will take you where you want to go at the push of a button. And that’s an important step toward improving road safety and transforming mobility for millions of people.”
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