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WATCH: Google's new car loses the steering wheel

WATCH: Google's new car loses the steering wheel
Posted May 28th, 2014 @ 3:08pm by Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – Google has turned Toyotas and Lexus SUVs into self-driving vehicles, but its latest car takes the driverless project to the next level. The company built the bug-like contraption from the ground up, and it has no steering wheel, gas pedal, or—perhaps most worryingly for some—brakes (though there is an "e-stop button," the New York Times notes). But the car's also got improved sensors that allow it to "see" to a distance of two football fields, and Google says it's essentially free from blind spots. Recodedubs it "a gondola with wheels," while the Verge sees it as some kind of Fiat-Playmobil hybrid.

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