Google set to start building its own self-driving cars

May 28, 2014, 3:59 AM EDT
Google is to start building its own self-driving cars, rather than modifying vehicles built by other manufacturers.
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Google is to start building its own self-driving cars, rather than modifying vehicles built by other manufacturers. The car will have a stop-go button but no controls, steering wheel or pedals. Pictures of the Google vehicle show it looks like a city car with a "friendly" face, designed to make it seem non-threatening and help people accept self-driving technology. Co-founder Sergey Brin revealed the plans at a conference in California.
Background:
Google is to start building its own self-driving cars [BBC]
Google building self-driving cars with no driver seat, steering wheels [Reuters]

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