Google’s prototype electric self-driving car seats two, has no steering wheel

By Casey Johnston

A real-life prototype, left, and an artist’s rendering, right, of Google’s own self-driving car.

Google has revealed it plans to build its own self-driving cars from the ground up, per an announcement from founder Sergey Brin at the Code conference Tuesday. The company revealed one such car to Recode, a highly compact two-seater without a steering wheel.

Google had previously been retrofitting Toyota Priuses and Lexus SUVs with its self-driving technology. The cars were approved last week for use on public roads in California, and Google demonstrated …read more

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