A few days after California passed legislation allowing self driving cars to hit the streets for testing, Google has unveiled their new built-from-scratch autonomous vehicle. Google's car is taking all the burden off the driver: to take a spin, all you have to do is push the start button. That means no steering wheel, no acceleration pedal, and not even a brake pedal. There's nothing at all for the driver to do, but sit.
The obvious question is safety. Google is addressing this as best they can thus far, and will continue to do so in testing. The cars have sensors that remove blind spots and can spot objects as far away as two football fields in any direction. One other design feature: the prototype cars cannot go over 25 miles per hour. While that's great for safety, it means you won't be taking a road trip in a Google car. These are more for going to the store for now.