www.theverge.com - 1 year ago

Google has deployed its cute little self-driving cars in Austin

Last month we learned that Google was planning to extend its autonomous vehicle project by bringing a few of its own tiny self-driving cars to Austin, Texas. Today, the company announced that new phase of the project is now underway. "A few" of the company's prototype vehicles are now roaming the streets of downtown Austin with a Google-employed passenger on board to make sure everything runs smoothly, of course alongside its self-driving Lexus SUVs, which have been there since July.

Google's autonomous vehicle project has been around for more than five years now, and the company's cars have driven more than one million miles without the help of a driver (1,158,818 miles as of August 31st, to be exact). The fleet is currently...

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