Google unveils driverless car prototype

Google has unveiled a prototype of its proposed driverless car, the Associated Press reports

The car has no steering wheel, brakes or gas pedals, according to the report. 

Instead, the vehicles will be operated using simple “stop” and “go” buttons. 

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Google Spokeswoman Courtney Hohne told the wire service that the company intends to build about 100 prototype driverless cars for a test program. 

The company is waiting for state and federal officials to write regulations for driverless automobiles before fully moving ahead with the new technology. 

Driverless cars have presented a challenge to existing liability rules for insuring cars and determining responsibility for potential accidents. 

Lawmakers have expressed a mix of excitement and trepidation at the thought of computer-powered cars being operated on U.S. roads.