Google unveils its first fully functional self-driving car prototype [videos]

Google unveiled their very own self-driving car back in May and now just in time for new year has revealed this compact self-driving vehicle in fully functional and road-worthy condition.

Described by Google, as the best holiday gift, the new updated model features functional headlights and indicators, larger side mirrors, new wheels, the addition of steering wheels and pedals as required by California law to allow it to be tested in real traffic.

There are also restyled terrain sensor on the roof.

The car will be tested first on private test track before hitting the streets of Northern California sometimes in 2015.

This funky little car has a top speed of 25mph for safety reasons and the driver can take over at any time if the technology fails.

In addition to California, there are three other states in US that already allow autonomous car testing, from sunny Florida to dry and hot Nevada and Michigan that is perfect for winter testing.


RELATED POSTS

Jay Leno drives the Nissan IDx Nismo
2015 Fiat Doblo Facelift spied for the first time
Mercedes-AMG GT teased again, to debut on September 9
Bugatti Veyron successor reportedly named Chiron, coming in 2015
Citroen unveils a luxury DIVINE DS concept ahead of Paris debut
All-new Volvo XC90 digitally imagined as a sportier coupe like BMW X6 rival
Top of the range Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series digitally imagined
Audi R10 supercar reportedly approved for production with up to 1000bhp
BMW reportedly working on a more powerful i8S
Mercedes-Benz Vision G-Code concept has a solar cell paint that also draws energy from the wind
Rinspeed Budii autonomous concept previewed ahead of 2015 Geneva Motor Show
Porsche reportedly planning a new smaller crossover to slot below Macan
Tags: ,
linode.com