Google Building Cars Without Steering Wheels: Good Idea?

By Zachary Rowell, in Technology
8 years ago



Great idea! They are the future!
Horrible idea! I don't trust them!

Google announced Tuesday that by this time next year, 100 prototypes of their self-driving car will be on the road.

The two-seater, which will not be sold to the public, is built without a steering wheel. In fact, these cars won't even have a gas pedal. Just buttons to make it go and stop.

Like we said, Google hopes the vehicles will be on public roadways by this time next year. But don't expect to see the bubble-shaped car going 65 mph next to you on the freeway. The top speed will only be 25 mph.

The co-founder of Google said the following at a tech conference.

"It reminded me of catching a chairlift by yourself, a bit of solitude I found really enjoyable."

So, what do you think? Is this a good idea?