Google to produce self-driving cars

Using laser and radar sensors along with a camera to drive autonomously, the car will depend on Google's road maps, built specifically for the program.

Google to produce self-driving cars

World Bulletin / News Desk

Google has announced a project of self-driving cars with nothing but a stop-go button.

Pictures of the cars, which will have no controls, steering wheel or pedals, were revealed by co-founder Sergey Brin at a conference in California.

"We're really excited about this vehicle - it's something that will allow us to really push the capabilities of self driving technology, and understand the limitations," Chris Urmson, director of the company's self-driving project, was quoted by BBC.

The vehicle will be limited to 40km/h to help ensure safety and with soft foam-like material on the front bumper to protect pedestrians, as well as a flexible windscreen.

Using laser and radar sensors along with a camera to drive autonomously, the car will depend on Google's road maps, built specifically for the program.

"We'll see these vehicles on the road within the year," Mr Urmson said.

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