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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Google predicts driverless cars will rule the road in a few years

http://michiganradio.org/post/google-predicts-driverless-cars-will-rule-road-few-years

May 19, 2014

Not that long ago, things like robot vacuum cleaners or self-guided lawn mowers seemed like science fiction. Now, nobody bats an eye at a robot scooting around the living room.

So how long will it be before we're getting around in cars that don't need drivers?
Just a few years, according to Google.

The company has developed a prototype which is apparently now ready for its biggest test: the demands of the city.

Justin Webb, who's with Stateside partner BBC, went for a test drive at Google headquarters, and joined us to describe the experience.

Hit the jump to see what it looks like to be in a driverless car by watching Google's video.