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Google to Start Trial Run of Its Driverless Car

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We all know how Google has been gathering data to get things in order when it comes to their autonomous car. They've even done real world testing and we saw a bunch of people get a hang of what it's like to sit in a car which comes sans a steering wheel, accelerator, brake and clutch pedals.

There is more news as Google has announced that their autonomous driving prototypes will begin testing a handful of them on the roads outside their headquarters in Mountain View, California. So we might see the cars on the street sooner than we possibly imagined and this is just a baby step in making driverless cars the future of peoples transport needs.

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According to Google, the prototypes which will be doing these rounds, will limited to speeds of 40.2 km/h and each model will be equipped with a removable steering wheel, accelerator and brake pedal, so a driver can intervene if there is any glitch; if at all.

Even Google thinks that it is a remote possibility of anything happening because the software that will be used is from its existing fleet of self-driving Lexus RX450h crossovers. Now, these cars have logged in nearly a million autonomous miles on public roads. The people at Google say that their autonomous driving fleet has already logged the equivalent of about 75 years of typical American adult driving experience, which is quite a feat.

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The next step will be to expand this service and bring it to the public at an affordable price. We are sure Google is already working out that part of the puzzle but now we can't wait to see what Apple has in store.

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