This is Google's First Real Build of Its Self-Driving Vehicle Prototype [Photo]

This is Google's First Real Build of Its Self-Driving Vehicle Prototype [Photo]

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Google today unveiled the first real build of its self-driving vehicle prototype. Back in May the company unveiled an early mockup of the vehicle which didn't even have real headlights.

Since then, we’ve been working on different prototypes-of-prototypes, each designed to test different systems of a self-driving car—for example, the typical “car” parts like steering and braking, as well as the “self-driving” parts like the computer and sensors. We’ve now put all those systems together in this fully functional vehicle—our first complete prototype for fully autonomous driving.

Google says it hopes to have the vehicle on the streets of Northern California in the new year. Its safety drivers will continue to oversee the vehicle using temporary manual controls as needed, while continuing to test and learn from the prototype.

Take a look at the before and after below...


New Prototype:
This is Google's First Real Build of Its Self-Driving Vehicle Prototype [Photo]

Earlier Mockup:
This is Google's First Real Build of Its Self-Driving Vehicle Prototype [Photo]
asdfasdfasdfasdfsad - December 25, 2014 at 7:51pm
this is a picture over a year ago... I saw it last year at the beginning of 2013... Its a prototype, not meant for consumers, its sole purpose is to test out new technology. Not to be sold to consumers yet. SHeeesh you guys are idiots
Raahee98 - December 23, 2014 at 1:26am
It's pooop. I'd rather drive the bmw i3 or the bmw i8 or a tesla or a Porsche 918 or a real poop car. I'm gonna buy the 2015 Apple iCar. It's gonna have 1 electric motor with 160hp and 1 2.0 liter gas engine that's turbo charged to 300 hp. Total output 460hp. All inside a Porsche 911 chassis. Apples new car is gonna be amazing!
JesusChrist - December 22, 2014 at 11:24pm
They turned the Waze icon into a car? Retards!
POONHUNTER - December 22, 2014 at 10:53pm
Who are their demographics? The Teletubbies?
Klinky - December 22, 2014 at 10:11pm
And that folks is why Google is NOT an automotive OEM. YUCK!
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