Google says: "Fully autonomous driving has always been the goal of our
project, because we think this could improve road safety and help lots of people
who can't drive.
We're now developing prototypes of vehicles that have been designed from the ground up to drive themselves—just push a button and they'll take you where you want to go! We'll use these vehicles to test our software and learn what it will really take to bring this technology into the world."
Google hopes that by this time next year, 100 of its driverless two-seaters will be on public roads, following extensive testing. The cars would not be for sale and instead would be provided to select operators for further tweaking and have limitations such as a 40-kilometre-per-hour top speed.