Google’s self-driving car

Tech giant Google recently unveiled its futuristic motor. Is it a gimmick, or will computers really be driving us to work soon? Simon Wilson reports.

Google self-driving car
A revolution in road transport?

What's happened?

Last week, Google unveiled the world’s first prototype of a self-driving car. It’s an odd-looking beast – a cross between an old-style VW Beetle and a souped-up padded golf cart, with a top speed of 25mph. But it’s a major landmark, notable more for what’s missing than [...]

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