Behold, the future of getting from A to Brisbane.
U.S. tech giant Google is currently in the early development phase of an electric, self-driving car
powered by magic designed to operate safely and autonomously without requiring you to do jack shit. And they mean it. These cars will have no steering wheel, no accelerator pedal, or brake pedal or any other means with which to take control, passengers completely reliant on a revolutionary software and sensor system.
The benefits are legion if they can nail it. It mitigates human error in driving, an inherently dangerous exercise, can transport people who aren’t physically capable or qualified to drive (the extremely young or old, for example), save time by self-parking or transporting itself to its next destination, and eliminates the possibility of driving on drugs or alcohol. Not to mention its superb green credentials.
While still in the prototype phase, Google took it to the streets and invited volunteers for a test drive through Mountain View in California.
Look ma, no hands!