Google is set to expand production of its prototype autonomous cars. The Guardian has reported that search giant is planning to build a few hundred of the vehicles this year.
Originally, the company had proposed to produce only 100 cars. The Guardian quotes Sarah Hunter, Google X policy head, as saying that the expansion would “allow members of the car team to gain an even better understanding of how to build a self-driving from scratch”.
According to Hunter, the Google car should be a very spartan automobile. All it has is “a ‘go’ button, a ‘please slow down and stop’ button and a ‘stop pretty quickly’ button”.
“The intention is that the passenger gets in the vehicle, says into microphone, take me to Safeway, and the car does the entire journey,” she added.
Ajith Kumar S