Google Self-Driving Car

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This week the public was introduced to the Google Self-Driving Car, created in-house and lacking some of the amenities that drivers have grown accustomed to since the very invention of the automobile: namely, a steering wheel and accelerator and brake pedals. Instead, controls are limited to two buttons -- one for start, the other for stop -- and a mobile app to summon the pod-like vehicle. An electric drivetrain is capped at a top speed of 25 miles per hour and features a range of about 100 miles, while multiple sensors take care of blind spots while detecting objects up to two football fields away in all directions. Google plans to build and test about 100 prototypes of the two-seater this summer. Check out the autonomous car in action in the video below.