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May 19, 2015
Google self-driving prototype cars to hit public roads
San Francisco (AFP) May 15, 2015
Google announced Friday its self-driving prototype cars were ready to leave the test track and hit public roads in California, in a step forward for its autonomous automobile program. The move comes after Google's internal testing of the bubble-shaped vehicle over the past year and more extensive experience with technology adapted for existing cars. "Now we're announcing the next step for our project: this summer, a few of the prototype vehicles we've created will leave the test track and hit th ... read more

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