Google continues work on their self-driving car project, recently introducing an in-house made vehicle utilizing their technology.
The two-seater has no steering wheel, brakes or gas pedal, but instead, comes equipped with sensors and software designed to operate the vehicle and avoid road hazards. All it has is two buttons: “go” and “start,” as well as a mobile app to summon the car.
“We’re now developing prototypes of vehicles that have been designed from the ground up to drive themselves — just push a button and they’ll take you where you want to go,” says Google. “We’ll use these vehicles to test our software and learn what it will really take to bring this technology into the world.”
So far, Google has launched a production run of around 100 prototypes with the current version unable to go beyond 25 miles per hour. It has a range of about 100 miles, powered by an electric motor.
Test versions are currently being tested, mostly around Google’s corporate campus.