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The latest version of Google's self driving car is tested outside the Google X labs in Mountain View,  CA.   The pod-like two-seater has no gas pedal and a removable steering wheel.   The new pod lacks airbags and other federally required safety features, so it can't go more than 25 miles per hour. It's also electric and has to be recharged after 80 miles.  Google's plan is to have to have driverless cars available to consumers in the next five years.

The latest version of Google's self driving car is tested outside the Google X labs in Mountain View, CA. The pod-like two-seater has no gas pedal and a removable steering wheel. The new pod lacks airbags and other federally required safety features, so it can't go more than 25 miles per hour. It's also electric and has to be recharged after 80 miles. Google's plan is to have to have driverless cars available to consumers in the next five years.