Google just rolled out a new video of a self-driving vehicle prototype that does not have a driver, steering wheel or pedals.
The Internet giant has been experimenting with self-driving technology for quite some time on vehicles built by other companies like Toyota, Audi and Lexus.
However, Google decided to come up with its original model just recently and unveiled this week what looks like an even more ambitious version of previous driver-less cars.
“They’ll be designed to operate safely and autonomously without requiring human intervention. They won’t have a steering wheel, accelerator pedal, or brake pedal… because they don’t need them. Our software and sensors do all the work,” Google wrote on its official blog on Tuesday.
While the user will only have to operate a stop-go button that will do all the driving, the car will initially come with manual controls since it is in its prototype phase right now.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin announced that 100 early versions of the vehicles are being built for testing this summer. The plans were revealed at Code conference in Southern California,
"We're really excited about this vehicle - it's something that will allow us to really push the capabilities of self driving technology, and understand the limitations," said Chris Urmson who heads the company's self-driving project.
Watch volunteers take a ride in Google’s new driver-less, pedal-less and steering wheel less cars in Mountain View, California in the video above.