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.


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