Google's next moves for self-driving cars: no steering, pedals

|By:, SA News Editor

Google (GOOG) is building two passenger prototypes that don't have steering wheels, accelerator pedals or brake pedals in an effort to bring the self-driving small electric cars to market.

The vehicles are currently being built through partnerships with automotive suppliers and manufacturers.

Since 2009, Google has already been testing self-driving cars, helping incorporate some of the technology (such as laser sensors and radar) into Lexus SUVs and the Prius from Toyota (TM).