Google has taken the wraps off its self-driving vehicle in production guise

Google has taken the wraps off its self-driving vehicle in production guise.

“The best holiday gift”, as described by the company, now features several legally required items, such as the functional headlights and indicators, larger side mirrors, new wheels, the addition of steering wheels and pedals and a restyled terrain sensor on the roof. Google explains this is the “first complete prototype for fully autonomous driving”.

The car will be tested “on the streets of Northern California in the new year”. Interestingly, test drivers will continue to oversee the vehicle, “using temporary manual controls as needed while we continue to test and learn”.