Google has been working on self driving cars for more than four years. The tech giant is now announcing that it will begin testing these self driving cars on public roads in California starting this summer.
Google unveiled the self driving car prototype without steering wheel and brake last year in May. The company said that the prototype vehicles will have safety drivers present and will have a capped speed of 25mph. The prototypes will be running the same software as used by Google’s self-driving Lexus RX450h fleet. Google said its fleet has logged nearly a million miles of cumulative driving within its test facilities and that the program has ramped up to around 10,000 miles per week