Google tests autonomous vehicles with no steering wheels or pedals

Google has started experimenting with new autonomous vehicles that have no steering wheels and no gas or brake pedals. Over the next 24 months, about 100 of them will roam the streets of California.

These new autonomous vehicles have nothing in common with Google’s current fleet of modified, self-driving Toyota Prius models, however. They’re more like smart fortwo-sized two-seaters with a funny-looking shape.

They will be equipped with advanced sensors and software programs allowing top speeds of 40 km/h and braking when necessary. The package also includes a plastic-like windshield and an extra layer of foam around the bumper for increased safety.


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