Google’s driverless car rolls into Austin

A driver of Google Inc.’s self-piloting car project is set to speak in downtown Austin this morning on how technology is transforming transportation during the Texas Transportation Forum, and the company brought its driverless vehicle along for the ride.

Anthony Levandowski will join the panel at the Hilton Hotel, where Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) parked its self-piloting Lexus hybrid that boasts a rotating laser radar device on the roof that scans the area around the car and creates a three-dimensional map of its surroundings, the Austin American-Statesman reports.

The company has been lobbying to test the vehicle on public streets. Three states — California, Florida and Nevada — have passed laws allowing for some street testing.

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