Google To Roll Out Driverless Car

Google’s Lexus RX 450H Self Driving Car is seen parked on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., on April 23. Google has logged over 300,000 miles testing its self driving cars around the country.  (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Google is building 100 experimental electric cars. The two-seat vehicles have no steering wheel, gas pedal, break or gear shift and won’t go more than 25 miles per hour.

Instead, the cars use a smartphone app to pick up and deliver passengers to designated locations.

Business Insider executive editor Joe Weisenthal tells Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson what Google is trying to do with this self-driving car project and whether the regulatory system is ready to handle it.

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