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Google has developed their first self-driving car, eliminating traditional driving features such as the steering wheel, accelerator pedal, and brake pedal.engineered to work exclusively using sophisticated software and sensors, the prototype can operate without requiring human intervention. for now, the vehicles will be very basic – they are capped at a top speed of 40 km/h (25 mph), includes two seats with seatbelts, space for passenger belongings, start and stop buttons, and a touchscreen that shows route information.
Because it is fully autonomous, the self-learning vehicle needs to integrate special sensors to remove blind spots, which can detect objects up-to distances of more than two football fields, in all directions. the technology is capable of detecting multiple distinct objects simultaneously—including pedestrians, vehicles, signage, and road work—and respond safely. google plans on building an additional hundred prototype vehicles, hoping to run a small pilot program in california in the coming years.