World News – Are you tired if traffic? Do you want to be able to relax in the back seat? Google is on the way to making that happen……well maybe take off that being able to relax in the back seat, at least for now.
But that was just an early design concept — the vehicle didn’t have headlights, a steering wheel or brake and accelerator pedals.
On Monday, the Internet giant unveiled what it called “our first complete prototype for fully autonomous driving” — a bubble-like car that sort of resembles a compacted Volkswagen Beetle.
“We’re going to be spending the holidays zipping around our test track, and we hope to see you on the streets of Northern California in the new year,” the company said in a blog post. Google in September received permits from the state of California to start test self-driving cars on public roads.
There’s still no indication of when these autonomous vehicles will actually hit the market.
— James Eng, NBSNews.com