Why Google’s Self-Driving Bubble Cars Might Catch On

– TECHNOLOGY REVIEW, MAY 18 2015, FEAT. PROF. BRYANT WALKER SMITH:

Google’s announcement Friday that it will test small, pod-style autonomous cars on public roads might seem surprising to anyone enthusiastic about—or just familiar with–conventional cars. The vehicles look cute but hardly impact-resistant, and they have a top speed of only 25 miles per hour.

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