This is the latest Google prototype for a self-driving vehicle. It’s a two-seater that tops out at 25MPH. Not exactly highways speeds, but I can’t believe people in Smart Cars and those little Fiats get on the highway either.
Designed and built by Google from the ground up, it’s not just a self-driving car, but a true driverless car. A tiny, bubble-shaped two-seater, it’s designed to pick people up at Point A and deposit them at Point B without any intervention on their part. Just set the destination and push the “go” button and you’re free to look out the windows, read a book, work on their laptops, or go to sleep. No driver’s license needed.
Perhaps more importantly: no ownership needed. Google envisions a future in which people simply order a self-driving car when they need one. When they arrive at their destination, they hop out and the car goes on its way, like a taxi service.