Google has expanded the reach of its self-driving car project beyond California. The company confirmed that the small prototype cars are now on the streets of Austin, Texas. Google previously had modified Lexus SUVs with self-driving technology on Austin streets this summer.
We're excited for this next step and look forward to learning even more as we drive around town with our test drivers on board. If you see us on the road and have any feedback, don't hesitate to reach out at www.google.com/selfdrivingcar.
Google is also running a contest where local Austin artists can submit artwork that could be selected for placement on the self-driving prototype cars. The artists with the winning entries will be able to ride in one of those vehicles.