Google's Self-Driving Car: Google plans to launch autonomous car in 5 years, joins hands with Ford, GM, Toyota and OthersAlso Read - Ford To Stop Car Manufacturing In India, Sale Of Figo, Aspire, Freestyle, EcoSport And Endeavour To End

According to reports some of the top auto manufacturers who currently are in discussion with the tech giant are General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co, Toyota Motor Corp, Daimler AG and Volkswagen AG. Commenting on this Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving car project said, “We'd be remiss not to talk to the biggest auto manufacturers, they've got a lot to offer and for us to jump in and say that we can do this better, that's arrogant.” Also Read - Toyota Yaris 2018: Price in India, Interior, Specifications, Images, Features - 5 Things to know

Expressing his view on Google’s hopes to deliver self-driving cars in next five years, Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla Motors Inc. said that he expects the lack of clear federal regulations covering self-driving cars could delay their introduction at least until 2022 or 2023. At the same time the Google team does not see any particular regulatory hurdles and says that, they have been briefing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the chief U.S. auto regulator, from early stages of the program. Adding to it Urmson said, “The worst thing we could do is surprise them.” Also Read - Toyota Yaris Spied Testing Again Ahead of Launch; Price in India, Interior, Specifications, Images, Features

Google also suggested that the pod-like look of its prototypes, as compared to the opulent appearance of the self-driving F015 concept vehicle unveiled recently by Mercedes, does not make it a final design. At this stage it is just “a practical, near term testing platform” that will evolve as they reach the production stage. “Airliners today don't look like the Wright brothers' flyer of 100 years ago,” he added.

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