29.12.14 by Jeff

Future Technology: Google’s New Self-Driving Car

google-selfdriving-car-booooooom1Google’s functional self-driving car with steering wheel.

Google has unveiled their functional self-driving car and it looks like a friendly man wearing a really tiny hat. Unlike the prototype (seen below) that was announced back in May, this one has a steering wheel and headlights. The electric two-seater currently only goes 25 mph but Google says it will eventually travel up to 100 mph.

Google is still testing the vehicles but hopes to have them actually on the roads in Northern California in the new year.

 

google-selfdriving-car-booooooom2Google’s early prototype without steering wheel, announced in May.

I have to admit I like the design of the prototype a lot more (the face is hilarious) but it’s really cool to see Google actually making this a reality. If you haven’t already seen them, take a look at the videos of the early prototype below.


 

 

Via: Mashable and DesignBoom













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Half Asleep Studio

    So smart. I think it looks like a robot koala! I would totally ride inside of a koala… now to just make them all solar-powered/electric! I just wonder how it knows when the light turns green… hmmm…

  • Joe Dacek

    its a johnny cab

  • freewill.IS.liberty

    …if you still wonder why the price of gasoline has dropped, wonder no more…..this cab gives the Giant Polluters real headaches

  • gvanderleun

    The car that just screams “Google’s got a two inch dick.”

  • I like it. I would feel more comfortable knowing the fact it can only reach 25mph compared to 100mph while getting used to letting the car do the driving!

  • Emily Ok

    This is the cutest little car I’ve ever seen!!!

  • ninobenito

    cute looking car.





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