Google Self Driving Cars Claim 300,000 Miles of Testing

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Google is adding the Lexus RX450h to its self-driving car lineup as it looks toward testing in different environments and terrains, pushing ahead with developing its technology.

The tech giant can claim over 300,000 miles on its self-driving vehicles about a dozen of which are on the road at any given time according to Google. Though Google has made significant progress in the last few years, it’s well aware that there’s a long way to go before the technology could make it in our hands.

Its next step in developing its autonomous car technology is to have its self-driving car team start using the cars solo, rather than in pairs. The most exciting news, though, is the addition of the technology to a Lexus hybrid SUV, as Google looks forward to testing on snow-covered roads and other tricky situations like temporary construction signals.

Of course the benefits of Google’s technology are immense – from chauffeuring the blind to making our lives generally easier for those that don’t want to fight through traffic each day.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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