Google's Self-Driving Car Finally hit roads
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Google has been talking about its self driving cars for so long. Finally, the company has announced its Self-Driving Car streets of Mountain View, California.
According to the official news released by the Google, the company said, "We want to understand what it really means to have self-driving vehicles in the world -- both how people in the community perceive and interact with them, and what the practical realities are for us in operating and maintaining them,"
The Google Self-Driving Car is a project by Google that involves developing technology for autonomous cars. The software powering Google's cars is called Google Chauffeur. Lettering on the side of each car identifies it as a "self-driving car"
According to Chris Urmson, director of Goggle�s Self-Driving Car Project, the prototype vehicles won�t have a steering wheel, accelerator pedal, or brake pedal. Instead, software and sensors will take over the tasks normally executed by a driver. The cars have few dashboard controls, no glove box and no stereo, and the speed for now is capped at 25 mph (40 km/h) allowing engineers to minimize the risk of crashes during testing.
"We've had 20-plus Lexus vehicles driving on Mountain View city streets for the last few years, but the arrival of our new self-driving vehicle prototypes marks the start of a new phase of our project," Google said.
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