Google CEO Sergey Brin announced on Tuesday at the Re/code Code Conference in Palos Verdes, Calif., that his company is building a fleet of electric-powered, self-driving cars.
"What I'm excited about is how we could change transportation today," Brin said. "If you look at people who are too old, too young, or disabled, and can't get around, that's a big challenge for them."
Google's official twitter page sent out a link on Wednesday, discussing specifications of the car.
The blog post says that the Google car will not have a steering wheel, brakes or gas pedal, but will come equipped with sensors and software designed to help it steer clear of accidents. The driver will have a button he can push to stop the car in case of an emergency.
Google said it's planning to build only "about a hundred prototype vehicles," which will be released later this summer and have its speed capped at 25 miles per hour.
"The vehicles will be very basic -- we want to learn from them and adapt them as quickly as possible -- but they will take you where you want to go at the push of a button, and that's an important step toward improving road safety and transforming mobility for millions of people." a Google blog posting said.