AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Google Inc. has chosen Texas as the latest testing site for its self-driving car project.
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A Google statement says the driverless car will operate a few square miles north and northeast of downtown Austin.READ MORE: Sources: Group Of Women Embroiled In Sacramento Catholic School OnlyFans Scandal
Google has several dozen self-driving cars being tested on streets in Mountain View, California, where the company is based.
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Google in 2013 announced the company picked tech-savvy Austin for wiring homes with ultra-fast Internet connections as part of Google Fiber.