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Google Unveils Self-Driving Car

The Google prototype doesn’t have a steering wheel or pedals

By: Peter Herriman

Published: May 28th, 2014 in Business » World

On May 27, Google Co- founder Sergey Brin announced Google’s summer plan of a self-driving car at the Re/code’s inaugural Code Conference.

According to Brin, the company, over the summer, will be building 100 or so self-driving car prototypes that are “designed to operate safely and autonomously without requiring human intervention. They won’t have a steering wheel, accelerator pedal, or brake pedal,” the company says.

Early prototypes of the car will cap speeds at 25 miles per hour.

Last August The Information reported that Google was in talks with car manufacturers and working on its own design inside Google X, the company’s future projects lab. Brin told Re/code on stage at the conference that the company was partnering with some automotive suppliers for parts.

“We’re not reinventing the wheel at Google X. We have proper wheels from automotive suppliers.” Brin assured that the self-driving car will be “an important step toward improving road safety and transforming mobility for millions of people.”

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