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This is how Google's self-driving cars could be the safest on the road

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Google has been showing off its work on driverless cars for a few years now, but up until this week, these vehicles always used a human driver or two for backup. But all that has changed with the introduction of Google's new, completely autonomous vehicle. The prototype car doesn't have a steering wheel or pedals, and passengers are buckled into what are essentially back seats. These cars aren't street legal yet, but while regulators iron out the details of when and where they can drive, Google is intent on showing that automobiles are far safer without any input from us puny humans.