A sneak peek into Google’s self-driving cars

Google let members of the press test-drive its prototype self-driving cars at its campus in Mountain View, California, on September 29. (REUTERS)

Google let members of the press test-drive its prototype self-driving cars at its campus in Mountain View, California, on September 29.  (REUTERS)
01/08 Google let members of the press test-drive its prototype self-driving cars at its campus in Mountain View, California, on September 29. (REUTERS)
Right before the press was allowed into the cars, Google co-founder Sergey Brin took questions  after a presentation about the autonomous vehicles by Chris Urmson, Director of the self-driving cars project at Google.  (REUTERS)
02/08 Right before the press was allowed into the cars, Google co-founder Sergey Brin took questions after a presentation about the autonomous vehicles by Chris Urmson, Director of the self-driving cars project at Google. (REUTERS)
This is how a self-driving Google car visualises data when it’s driving around on its own.  (REUTERS)
03/08 This is how a self-driving Google car visualises data when it’s driving around on its own. (REUTERS)
Video captured by a Google self-driving car, inset, is coupled with the same street scene as the data is visualised by the car.  (REUTERS)
04/08 Video captured by a Google self-driving car, inset, is coupled with the same street scene as the data is visualised by the car. (REUTERS)
Jouralists got to test-drive (test-ride?) these autonomous vehicle prototypes on Google’s Mountain View Campus on September 29.  (REUTERS)
05/08 Jouralists got to test-drive (test-ride?) these autonomous vehicle prototypes on Google’s Mountain View Campus on September 29. (REUTERS)
While Google co-founder Sergey Brin rode a standard Lexus retrofitted with self-driving technology. (REUTERS)
06/08 While Google co-founder Sergey Brin rode a standard Lexus retrofitted with self-driving technology. (REUTERS)
A line of Lexus SUVs equipped with Google self-driving sensors await test riders during a media preview of Google's prototype autonomous vehicles in Mountain View, California (REUTERS)
07/08 A line of Lexus SUVs equipped with Google self-driving sensors await test riders during a media preview of Google's prototype autonomous vehicles in Mountain View, California (REUTERS)
A Google employee on a bicycle acts as a real-life obstacle for a Google self-driving prototype car to react to (REUTERS)
08/08 A Google employee on a bicycle acts as a real-life obstacle for a Google self-driving prototype car to react to (REUTERS)