Google Unveils Its Self-Driving Car Prototype
Following Microsoft's Satya Nadella at the Code Conference, Google co-founder and moonshot evangelist Sergey Brin announced the company's plans to build its own self-driving car prototypes. From the Google blog: "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! We'll use these vehicles to test our software and learn what it will really take to bring this technology into the world." This two-seater has no steering wheel, brake, or accelerator. Just a push of a button to start and stop, and a top speed of 25 miles per hour. Google plans on building about a hundred of these prototype electric vehicles, which will take over autonomous driving testing from the modified Toyota Priuses that have been used so far.