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Alright guys, Google has demonstrated its own autonomous car, a design that does away with all conventional controls including the steering wheel.
The company had for several years been testing cars equipped with sensors, navigation equipment and computers to drive themselves and was developing a prototype that will have no facility for a human to take control, other than an emergency stop button.
The toy-like concept vehicle has two seats, a screen displaying the route and a top speed of 40km/h (25mph). An array of sensors allows the vehicle’s computer to determine its location and surroundings and it can “see” several hundred meters, according to Google.
We’re now exploring what fully self-driving vehicles would look like by building some prototypes; they’ll be designed to operate safely and autonomously without requiring human intervention. They won’t have a steering wheel, accelerator pedal, or brake pedal… because they don’t need them. Our software and sensors do all…
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