Google Releases 'Fully Functional' Driverless Car Prototype
Google hopes to have a driverless car on the roads in California in 2015.By A.J. Feather | December 23, 2014
Just in time for Christmas, Google is releasing what it calls the first "real build" of its driverless car prototype.
Google announced the prototype on its blog in May, saying it would only have a start button, stop button, and a screen displaying the route.
Google has attached autonomous-driving technology to standard vehicles for several years, but those cars had steering wheels, brakes and drivers ready to take control at any moment if the computer failed.