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More Google self-driving technology will hit the open road this summer

The 25 Google self-driving prototypes do have some things Google didn't expect, however.

Published Fri, May 15 2015 12:24 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:07 PM CST

The 25 self-driving vehicles that will hit the open road from Google will include steering wheels and brakes, according to the company. Even though Chris Urmson, director of the Google self-driving car program, originally stated the prototypes "won't have a steering wheel, accelerator pedal or brake pedal... because they don't need them."

Google says the vehicles have endured "rigorous testing" at its test facilities, verifying that its sensors and software were prepared for driving on the road. Its new fleet of autonomous vehicles uses the same software that currently powers its self-driving Lexus RX450h autonomous vehicles, which has logged almost one million miles of autonomous driving.

The company will limit the speed of its prototypes to 25 mph, and additional passenger and pedestrian protection technologies will be available.

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