Google's new self-driving cars hit streets of Mountain View

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Google took another step toward taking self-driving cars mainstream on Thursday, after the company announced that its new prototype vehicles are already cruising the streets of Mountain View, California

This new breed of car, a two-door pod-shaped vehicle that Google said it built from scratch, was engineered from the ground up to be self-driving

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The company emphasized safety in its announcement: Each self-driving car will have a human driver as backup, a removable steering wheel, and accelerator and brake pedals, which will let drivers take over if needed. In addition, each car will also have a maximum speed of 25 mph Read more…

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